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regent (ˈriːdʒənt



  1. the ruler or administrator of a country during the minority, absence, or incapacity of its monarch
  2. (formerly) a senior teacher or administrator in any of certain universities
  3. (US & and Canadian) a member of the governing board of certain schools and colleges
  4. (rare) any person who governs or rules



  1. (usually postpositive) acting or functioning as a regent   ⇒  ■ a queen regent
  2. (rare) governing, ruling, or controlling

Derived Forms

ˈregental  adjective
ˈregentship  noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin regēns ruling, from regere to rule

Example Sentences Including 'regent'

green regent (1969--79) Formed in Surrey by ex-members of Blues Railroad and Clarissa's Vermilion Pigge.
David Cavanagh MUSIC FOR BOYS (2003)


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