What does regime mean?

Definitions for regime
rəˈʒim, reɪ-regime

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. government, authorities, regimenoun

    the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

    "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

  2. regimen, regimenoun

    (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)


  1. regimenoun

    Mode of rule or management

  2. regimenoun

    A form of government, or the government in power (as in a socialist regime)

  3. regimenoun

    A period of rule

  4. regimenoun

    A regulated system; a regimen

  5. regimenoun

    A set of characteristics

    A typical annual water level regime would include a gradual summer drawdown beginning in early May.

  6. Etymology: From régime, from regimen


  1. Regime

    In politics, a regime (also "régime") is the form of government or the set of rules, cultural or social norms, etc. that regulate the operation of a government or institution and its interactions with society. According to Yale professor Juan José Linz there a three main types of political regimes today: democracies, totalitarian regimes and, sitting between these two, authoritarian regimes (with hybrid regimes).


  1. regime

    A regime is a system or method of government or control that is in power in a specific country or area for a certain period of time. It can also refer to a set of conditions, laws, rules or policies implemented and upheld by a governing authority. Additionally, it can denote a dominant pattern or system under which certain activities are regulated, such as a dietary or workout regime.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regimenoun

    mode or system of rule or management; character of government, or of the prevailing social system

  2. Regimenoun

    the condition of a river with respect to the rate of its flow, as measured by the volume of water passing different cross sections in a given time, uniform regime being the condition when the flow is equal and uniform at all the cross sections

  3. Etymology: [F. See Regimen.]


  1. Regime

    The word regime refers to a set of conditions, most often of a political nature.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Régime

    rā-zhēm′, n. mode of ruling one's diet: form of government: administration.—Ancien régime, the political system that prevailed in France before the Revolution of 1789. [Fr.,—L. regimenregĕre, to rule.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regime' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2850

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'regime' in Nouns Frequency: #1087

Anagrams for regime »

  1. emigre

  2. émigré

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regime in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of regime in a Sentence

  1. Richard Francis:

    The Maduro regime's a very, very difficult situation with the economy falling by nearly 50 % since 2013. The Maduro regime's the largest decline we've seen, and outside of a war, since the fall of the Soviet union, The Maduro regime's a huge, huge, huge economic crisis.

  2. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto:

    We(Pakistan) will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will get one of our own (Atom bomb).... We have no other choice!” ― Zulfikar Ali Bhutto The people have realized that Martial Law is not law. A regime not established by law is devoid of the attribute to dispense law. A regime which puts in a bunker the highest law in the land does not have the moral authority to say that nobody is above the law.” ― Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, bOOK.If I Am Assassinated

  3. White House:

    We must restore the longstanding nonproliferation standard of no enrichment for Iran, the United States and United States allies will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Maximum pressure on The Iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action. The Iranian regime must end The Iranian regime nuclear ambitions and The Iranian regime malign behavior.

  4. Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn:

    A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.

  5. Maryam Rajavi:

    From the outset we have rejected this reactionary and bellicose policy and seek amicable relations with the rest of our neighbors to confront this regime, the Islamic revolutionary Guard Corps must be designated as a foreign terrorist group and evicted from the region. More sanctions need to be imposed on the regime. the Iranian people long for freedom and democracy, equality, and an advanced society. Moreover the Iranian people demand an overthrow of this regime, she said. Rajavi has called on international organizations to expel Iran because of its support of terrorism, restore sanctions on some officials and start war crimes prosecutions for those that she says are responsible for massacring civilians. Iran, however considers the N.C.R.I a terrorist organization, a claim the group rejects. The N.C.R.I says the regime has executed more than 120,000 of its followers who oppose the regime. Mrs. Rajavi alluded to America’s July 4th Independence Day, and the rights secured in the Declaration of Independence.

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