Definitions for regimentˈrɛdʒ ə mənt; -ˌmɛnt
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army unit smaller than a division
subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization
"regiment one's children"
form (military personnel) into a regiment
assign to a regiment
To organize and manage in a uniform and rigid manner; to control with a strict discipline.
An army unit, larger than a company, but smaller than a division, consisting of at least two battalions, normally commanded by a colonel. Traditionally, multiple regiments are organized into brigades or divisions.
To form soldiers into a regiment.
To systematize, or put in rigid order.
government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen
a region or district governed
a body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten
to form into a regiment or into regiments
Origin: [F. rgiment a regiment of men, OF. also government, L. regimentum government, fr. regere to guide, rule. See Regimen.]
A regiment is a title used by some military units. The size of a regiment varies markedly, depending on the country and the arm of service. Historically, in the 17th and 18th centuries, a full-strength regiment was typically supposed to be a thousand men, and was commanded by a colonel. Today, there is no set size for a unit calling itself a "regiment", which may be: ⁕Less than a battalion-equivalent, e.g. Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ⁕A battalion-equivalent, e.g. 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment ⁕A number of battalions e.g. Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2nd Infantry Regiment ⁕An entire arm of service; In several commonwealth countries, the entire artillery arm is often titled "regiment", and may then be sub-divided into "field regiments".
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What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
Many of the survivors made a point of insisting when anyone in their regiment died they provided a reverent burial.
In enterprise of martial kind, when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind -- he found it less exciting.
Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
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