Definitions for regentˈri dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•gentˈri dʒənt(n.)

  1. a person who exercises the ruling power in a kingdom during the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.

    Category: Government

  2. a ruler or governor.

    Category: Government

  3. a member of the governing board of a state university or a state educational system.

    Category: Education

  4. any of various officers of academic institutions.

    Category: Education

  5. (adj.)acting as regent of a kingdom (usu. used postpositively):

    a prince regent.

    Category: Government

Origin of regent:

1350–1400; ME < L regent- (s. of regēns), prp. of regere to rule


Princeton's WordNet

  1. regent, trustee(noun)

    members of a governing board

  2. regent(adj)

    someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch

  3. regent(ip)(adj)

    acting or functioning as a regent or ruler



  1. regent(Noun)

    One who rules in place of the monarch because the monarch is too young, absent, or disabled.

  2. regent(Noun)

    A member of governing board.

  3. Regent(Noun)

    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.

  4. Origin: From regent, from regens; present participle of rego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regent(adj)

    ruling; governing; regnant

  2. Regent(adj)

    exercising vicarious authority

  3. Regent(adj)

    one who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler

  4. Regent(adj)

    especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign

  5. Regent(adj)

    one of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the Smithsonian Institution

  6. Regent(adj)

    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

Anagrams of regent

  1. gerent

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.

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