Definition of Regent

1. Noun. Members of a governing board.

Exact synonyms: Trustee
Group relationships: Governing Board
Generic synonyms: Committee Member
Derivative terms: Trust

2. Adjective. Acting or functioning as a regent or ruler. "Prince-regent"
Language type: Combining Form
Similar to: Powerful
Derivative terms: Regency

3. Noun. Someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch.
Generic synonyms: Ruler, Swayer
Specialized synonyms: Catherine De Medicis

Definition of Regent

1. a. Ruling; governing; regnant.

2. n. One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler.

Definition of Regent

1. Noun. (U.K.) 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. ¹

2. Noun. One who rules in place of the monarch because the monarch is too young, absent, or disabled. ¹

3. Noun. A member of governing board. ¹

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Definition of Regent

1. one who rules in the place of a sovereign [n -S] : REGENTAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Regent

1. 1. One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler. 2. Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign. 3. One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 4. A resident master of arts of less than five years' standing, or a doctor of less than two. They were formerly privileged to lecture in the schools. 5. Regent bird, a beautiful Australian bower bird (Sericulus melinus). The male has the head, neck, and large patches on the wings, bright golden yellow, and the rest of the plumage deep velvety black; so called in honor of the Prince of Wales (afterward George IV), who was Prince Regent in the reign of George III. (12 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Regent

regeneration with reserves
regenerative medicine
regenerative polyp
regent (current term)

Literary usage of Regent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1894)
"Beyond the Circus regent Street describes a curve to the W., forming the so-called Quadrant ... The intersection of regent Street with Oxford Street (see p. ..."

2. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1911)
"For gentlemen : — Thierry, 70 regent St. and Gresham St. ; Burgess $ Deroy, ... regent House, regent St., 81 Brompton Road, and 19 Westbourne Grove. ..."

3. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"The Protestants were desirous that the French troops, the principal support of the queen-regent's power, should be removed out of the kingdom; while Mary of ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"After the destruction of the monasteries at Perth, which followed the breach of agreement by the queen regent, Willock and Knox towards the close of June ..."

5. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1901)
"The members resolved on a great public demonstration, and waited on the regent in a body with a petition that, until a repeal of the edicts could be ..."

6. The Reformation by Williston Walker (1873)
"regent the allowance that the preaching in the country, outside of the cities, should not be disturbed. The popular movement was so powerful that she found ..."

7. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1887)
"We next reach regent Circus (see below), and then, on the right, the Haymarket (p. 211). At this point Piccadilly proper comes to an end. ..."

8. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"Copy of the Tenth Article of the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between His Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince regent of Portugal, ..."

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