regime

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See also: Regime, régime, and régimé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French régime, from Latin regimen (direction, government).

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  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈʒim/, /ˈɹeɪʒim/

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regime (plural regimes)

  1. Mode of rule or management.
  2. A form of government, or the government in power (as in a socialist regime).
  3. A period of rule.
  4. A regulated system; a regimen.
    • 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
      It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today […].
    • 2017: "The Cake Is Just the Beginning" by Mark Joseph Stern, Slate
      Gorsuch’s theory would hobble this nondiscrimination regime by preventing the government from directing employers to tell employees about their rights and responsibilities under law.
  5. (hydrology) A set of characteristics.
    A typical annual water level regime would include a gradual summer drawdown beginning in early May.

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regime n (plural regimes, diminutive regimetje n)

  1. regime
  2. regimen, diet

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin regimen.

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regime m (plural regimi)

  1. regime, régime
  2. regimen

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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regime n (definite singular regimet, indefinite plural regimer, definite plural regima / regimene)

  1. a regime (form of government)

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Noun[edit]

regime n (definite singular regimet, indefinite plural regime, definite plural regima)

  1. a regime (form of government)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin regimen. Doublet of regímen.

Noun[edit]

regime m (plural regimes)

  1. regime (mode of rule or management)
  2. regime (form of government)
  3. regime (period of rule)
  4. diet (controlled regimen of food and drink)

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