Definition of Regime

1. Noun. The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit. "The matter was referred to higher authorities"

2. Noun. (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet).
Exact synonyms: Regimen
Generic synonyms: Plan, Program, Programme
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine

Definition of Regime

1. Noun. Mode of rule or management ¹

2. Noun. A form of government, or the government in power (as in a socialist regime) ¹

3. Noun. A period of rule ¹

4. Noun. A regulated system; a regimen ¹

5. Noun. (hydrology) A set of characteristics ¹

6. Noun. (alternative spelling of regime) ¹

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Definition of Regime

1. a system of government [n -S]

Medical Definition of Regime

1. 1. Mode or system of rule or management; character of government, or of the prevailing social system. "I dream . . . Of the new regime which is to come." (H. Kingsley) 2. 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. The ancient regime, or Ancien regime [F], the former political and social system, as distinguished from the modern; especially, the political and social system existing in France before the Revolution of 1789. See: regimen. (12 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Regime

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regime change
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Literary usage of Regime

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

1. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1890)
"Capital defect of the statute under the new regime.—II. Local societies. ... regime of the year vm.— Remains of local independence under the ancient regime. ..."

2. The Principles of German Civil Law by Ernest Joseph Schuster (1907)
"Contractual regime. aa. General rules. 416. The relations between the contractual and the statutory regime have been explained above—413 sub (4). ..."

3. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"The Military Necessary as this military regime was, it regime provi- was not the less merely provisional. While sional. industrial activity has the fine ..."

4. The Ancient Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1881)
"CHAPTER I. THE PRINCIPLE OF SOCIAL HABITS UNDER THE ANCIENT regime. ... Like the whole ancient regime the court is the empty form, the surviving adornment ..."

5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"... the clergy, the parliament, the bourgeoisie, as an object of wor- j> i To be consulted : A. de Tocqueville, L'ancien regime et la Revolution. ..."

6. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1853)
"... and safe decomposition of the theological and military regime, taking place at the same time with the rise and expansion of the new elements of order. ..."

7. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1893)
"inherent in every religious regime, and which was in this case daily gratified by the voluntary immolation of the most precious of imaginable victims. ..."

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