- a ruler or manager.
Origin of gerent
1570–80; < Latin gerent- (stem of gerēns), present participle of gerere to bear, conduct, manage, equivalent to ger- bear + -ent- -ent
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Examples from the Web for gerent
It would be hard to see him at all in the coming days, for not often was Gerent here.
Leave me to see to him when we get to Watchet, for it is in my mind that Gerent will want him.
Gerent had done so, saying that I should be back there, but even that did not stir me now.
After that Gerent loaded him with presents, and so let him go well pleased.
But Gerent escaped, though it was said that it was sorely against his will.
- rare a person who rules or manages
C16: from Latin gerēns managing, from gerere to bear
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