Definitions for regent
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word regent.
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.
Etymology: From regent, from regens; present participle of rego.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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
Etymology: [L. regens, -entis, p. pr. of regere to rule: cf. F. rgent. See Regiment.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of regent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of regent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- Regentin, RegentGerman
- regentti, valtionhoitaja, sijaishallitsijaFinnish
- regentka, regentPolish
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