gerent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin gerēns, present participle of gerō.

Noun[edit]

gerent (plural gerents)

  1. (rare) A manager.
    • 1851, trans. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Prometheus Bound:
      Yet Zeus, howbeit most absolute of will,
      Shall turn to meekness,—such a marriage-rite
      He holds in preparation, which anon
      Shall thrust him headlong from his gerent seat,
      And leave no track behind!
    • 1862 February 8, The London Review and Weekly Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, & Society[1], volume 4, page 141:
      The "college," an institution of which the Reverend Mr. Easy is the gerent, was founded as Mr. Jeaffreson makes it pleasantly appear, by an "old woman," one Lady Arabella Howard, who died at the rip age of ninety-three, bequeathing large landed estates for the support and instruction of the poor in the highly favoured vicinity of Farnham Cobb.
    • 1878, Dublin Review[2], volume 83, page 270:
      On this account the people who were the gerents of this Sovereignty were brought by a disposition of Divine Providence into contact with the Hebrew people, and made by this means into instruments for the diffusion of the true monotheistic religion.
    • 2009, Tariq Ramadan, Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity[3], page 88:
      The process of secularisation is very clearly the process by which the gerent claimed his rights after being long suppressed by the authority of the Church.

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Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

gerent

  1. Soft mutation of kerent.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gerēns.

Noun[edit]

gerent m or f (plural gerents)

  1. manager

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

gerent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of gerō