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Definitions for regent
ˈri dʒəntre·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regent, trusteenoun

    members of a governing board

  2. regentadjective

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

  3. regent(ip)adjective

    acting or functioning as a regent or ruler



  1. regentnoun

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

  2. regentnoun

    A member of governing board.

  3. Regentnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REGENTadjective

    Etymology: regent, Fr. regens, Lat.

    The operations of human life flow not from the corporeal moles, but from some other active regent principle that resides in the body, or governs it, which we call the soul. Matthew Hale.

    He together calls the regent pow’rs
    Under him regent. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. iii.

  2. Regentnoun

    Now for once beguil’d
    Uriel, though regent of the sun, and held
    The sharpest-sighted spirit of all in heav’n. John Milton.

    Neither of these are any impediment, because the regent thereof is of an infinite immensity. Matthew Hale.

    But let a heifer with gilt horns be led
    To Juno, regent of the marriage bed. Dryden.

    Lord regent, I do greet your excellence
    With letters of commission from the king. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regentadjective

    ruling; governing; regnant

  2. Regentadjective

    exercising vicarious authority

  3. Regentadjective

    one who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler

  4. Regentadjective

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

  5. Regentadjective

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

  6. Regentadjective

    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. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of regent in a Sentence

  1. Hughs Wood:

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  2. Trong Young:

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. tantamount
    • B. pecuniary
    • C. lacerate
    • D. bibulous

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