Associations to the word «Regent»


REGENT, noun. (now rare) A ruler. [from 15th c.]
REGENT, noun. One who rules in place of the monarch, especially because the monarch is too young, absent, or disabled. [from 15th c.]
REGENT, noun. (now chiefly historical) A member of a municipal or civic body of governors, especially in certain European cities. [from 16th c.]
REGENT, noun. (North America) A member of governing board of a college or university; also a governor of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. [from 18th c.]
REGENT, adjective. Ruling; governing; regnant.
REGENT, adjective. Exercising vicarious authority.
REGENT, proper noun. A city in North Dakota
REGENT, noun. (UK) 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.

Dictionary definition

REGENT, noun. Members of a governing board.
REGENT, noun. Someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch.
REGENT, adjective. Acting or functioning as a regent or ruler; "prince-regent".

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