Ancien Régime

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Ancien Régime, from ancien (former) + régime (rule, order). The word first appeared in English in print in 1794.

Proper noun[edit]

Ancien Régime

  1. (historical) The aristocratic social and political system established in France under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, overthrown by the French Revolution of 1789.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ancien (former) + régime (rule, order).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.sjɛ̃ ʁe.ʒim/

Proper noun[edit]

Ancien Régime m

  1. (historical) Ancien Régime

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Ancien Régime.

Proper noun[edit]

Ancien Régime m

  1. (historical, politics) Ancien Régime (aristocratic system in France before the French Revolution)