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regime or régime (reɪˈʒiːm )



  1. a system of government or a particular administration   ⇒ a fascist regime,   ⇒ the regime of Fidel Castro
  2. a social system or order
  3. (medicine) another word for regimen (sense 1

Word Origin

C18: from French, from Latin regimen guidance, from regere to rule

Translations for 'regime'

  • British English: regime If you refer to a government or system of running a country as a regime, you are critical of it because you think it uses unacceptable methods. NOUN...the collapse of the Fascist regime at the end of the war.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: regime
  • Chinese: 统治统統治
  • European Spanish: régimen
  • French: régime
  • German: Regime
  • Italian: regime
  • Japanese: 政権
  • Korean: 정권
  • Portuguese: regime
  • Spanish: régimen

Example Sentences Including 'regime'

Once he got used to what was required of him, he had found the new regime curiously relaxing.
Murray, Stephen Death and Transfiguration
The new regime ensured that the content of the illustrated magazines had altered.
Martin, Joy The Image of Laura
The work of loading stores resumed, and Kimo descended from his perch, eager to support Carline's brisk new regime.
Ballard, J. G. Rushing to Paradise


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