Definitions for regentˈri dʒənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who exercises the ruling power in a kingdom during the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
a ruler or governor.
a member of the governing board of a state university or a state educational system.
any of various officers of academic institutions.
(adj.)acting as regent of a kingdom (usu. used postpositively):
a prince regent.
Origin of regent:
1350–1400; ME < L regent- (s. of regēns), prp. of regere to rule
members of a governing board
someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch
acting or functioning as a regent or ruler
One who rules in place of the monarch because the monarch is too young, absent, or disabled.
A member of governing board.
a member of the British Royal Family who rules in a de facto fashion because the official king or queen is unable to do so for whatever reason.
Origin: From regent, from regens; present participle of rego.
ruling; governing; regnant
exercising vicarious authority
one who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler
especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign
one of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the Smithsonian Institution
a resident master of arts of less than five years' standing, or a doctor of less than twwo. They were formerly privileged to lecture in the schools
A regency is the period of rule of a regent or regents. A regent, from the Latin regens, "[one] reigning", or regency council is a person or group of persons selected to act as head of state because the ruler is a minor, not present, or debilitated. Occasionally, the term regent refers to positions lower than the ruler of a country. In the Republic of the United Provinces, the members of the ruling class, not formally hereditary but de facto patricians, were known collectively as regenten. In the Dutch East Indies, a regent was a native prince allowed to rule de facto colonized 'state' as a regentschap. Consequently, in the successor state of Indonesia, the term regent is used in English to mean a bupati. Currently there are only two ruling Regencies in the world, sovereign Liechtenstein and the Malaysian constitutive state of Kedah.
Translations for regent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who governs in place of a king or queen
The prince was only two years old when the king died, so his uncle was appointed regent.
- وَصي على العَرْشArabic
- regentePortuguese (BR)
- regent, -kaCzech
- der/die Regent(in)German
- نایب السلطنهFarsi
- wali rajaIndonesian
- pemangku rajaMalay
- riksforstander, regentNorwegian
- نایب السلطنهPersian
- دپاچاه نايبPashto
- regent, -kaSlovak
- naip, hükümdar vekiliTurkish
- 攝政王(后)Chinese (Trad.)
- ناءب ریاستUrdu
- quan nhiếp chínhVietnamese
- 摄政者（王）Chinese (Simp.)
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