What does regent mean?

Definitions for regentˈri dʒənt

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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

  7. Origin: [L. regens, -entis, p. pr. of regere to rule: cf. F. rgent. See Regiment.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regent

    rē′jent, adj. invested with interim or vicarious sovereign authority.—n. one invested with interim authority: one who rules for the sovereign: a college professor, as formerly in Scotland and elsewhere: a master or doctor who takes part in the regular duties of instruction and government in some universities.—ns. Rē′gent-bird, an Australian bird related to the bower-birds; Rē′gentess; Rē′gentship, office of a regent: deputed authority. [Fr.,—L. regens, -entis, pr.p. of regĕre, to rule.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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