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an·cien ré·gime

 (äN-syăN′ rā-zhēm′)
n.
1. The political and social system that existed in France before the Revolution of 1789.
2. pl. an·ciens ré·gimes (äN-syăN′ rā-zhēm′) A sociopolitical or other system that no longer exists.

[French : ancien, old + régime, regime.]
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ancien régime

(ɑ̃sjɛ̃ reʒim)
n, pl anciens régimes (ɑ̃sjɛ̃ reʒim)
1. (Historical Terms) the political and social system of France before the Revolution of 1789
2. a former or outdated regime
[literally: old regime]
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an•cien ré•gime

(ɑ̃ syɛ̃ reɪˈʒim)

n. French.
1. the political and social system of France before the revolution of 1789.
2. any former political and social system.
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Ancien régime

The name given to the social system in force in France before 1789.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ancien régime - a political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)ancien regime - a political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Translations
Antigo Regime
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Just as she was she could have sat in advance for the portrait of the young daughter of the Regent d'Orleans, at the famous dinner whence she was carried, foul-mouthed, intoxicated, and helpless, to her bed, in the lost and lamented days of the Ancient Regime.
A man who barely two weeks earlier was warning of hounding all remnants of the ancient regime into oblivion now fears for the political system he sits atop.
And committee chairperson Fergus O'Dowd said: "I think the ancient regime must go, and anyone associated with it, for the good of the sport.
And there are still those who talk in terms of "waiting out" the Trump presidency before restoring the ancient regime. But the prevailing view on Mrs May's NSC seems to match that of shrewd observers in Washington.
They said the ancient regime lied about subsidy and that whoever talks about subsidy is a fraudster.
The agitations reached initial climax in 1789, thus, the expression Revolution of 1789 to denote the end of ancient regime in France.
The real intentions of the author are unknown, but it has been suggested that Laclos' intention was the same as that of his fictional author in the novel -- to write a morality tale about the corrupt, squalid nobility of the Ancient Regime. However, this theory has been questioned on several grounds and it was not considered political until the events of the French Revolution years later made it appear as such.
The Riyadh-based Yoga expert also addressed the controversy of Yoga being un-islamic by some clerics, and shared that many Muslims practice the ancient regime and see no conflict in it at all.
"All the old masterpieces of literature, the arts - they considered them bad products from the ancient regime," says Loc.
For students of history, this unfair disparagement of Clinton seemed similar to the hatred that developed in the last days of France's ancient regime towards the queen, Marie Antoinette, who came to be seen as the cause of the country's ills because of her profligate spending.
"Whereas in the past in the 19th century in America the rich industrialists bought antiques - they loved French Ancient Regime antiques - Donald Trump isn't buying antiques," Wellington said commenting on Trump's inclination towards glittery styles that is more of just outwardly glamor than have substance. "It is kitsch.