regent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman regent, Middle French regent, and their source, Latin regēns (ruling; ruler, governor, prince), present participle of regō (I govern, I steer).

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regent (plural regents)

  1. (now rare) A ruler. [from 15th c.]
  2. One who rules in place of the monarch, especially because the monarch is too young, absent, or disabled. [from 15th c.]
  3. (now chiefly historical) A member of a municipal or civic body of governors, especially in certain European cities. [from 16th c.]
    • 1999, Philipp Blom, translating Geert Mak, Amsterdam: A Brief Life of the City, Vintage 2001, p. 139:
      This perception, however, does no justice to the regents of the city of Amsterdam.
  4. (North America) A member of governing board of a college or university; also a governor of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. [from 18th c.]

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regent (comparative more regent, superlative most regent)

  1. Ruling; governing; regnant.
    • Sir M. Hale
      Some other active regent principle [] which we call the soul.
  2. Exercising vicarious authority.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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regent c (singular definite regenten, plural indefinite regenter)

  1. (politics) a monarch, a regent (one who rules)

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regent

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of regenen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of regenen

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regent m (plural regenten, diminutive regentje n, feminine regentes)

  1. regent

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Latin[edit]

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regent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of regō

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Etymology[edit]

Latin regēns (ruling, as a noun, a ruler, governor, prince); present participle of regō (I govern, I steer).

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regent m (oblique plural regens, nominative singular regens, nominative plural regent)

  1. regent (one who reigns in the absence of a monarch)

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regent c

  1. a monarch or a regent, one who rules

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