regimen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin regimen (guidance”, “direction”, “government”, “rule), from regō (I rule”, “I direct); compare regular.

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Noun[edit]

regimen (plural regimens or regimina)

  1. Orderly government; system of order; administration.
  2. Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation.
    • 1832, The Edinburgh Review (page 470)
      Seven or eight annual bloodings, and as many purgations — such was the common regimen the theory prescribed to ensure continuance of health []
  3. (grammar) A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From regō (I rule”, “I direct).

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Noun[edit]

regimen n (genitive regiminis); third declension

  1. control, steering
  2. directing
  3. rule; governance

Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative regimen regimina
genitive regiminis regiminum
dative regiminī regiminibus
accusative regimen regimina
ablative regimine regiminibus
vocative regimen regimina

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Noun[edit]

regimen

  1. definite singular of regim