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gerent

[jeer-uh nt] /ˈdʒɪər ənt/
noun
1.
a ruler or manager.
Origin of gerent
1570-1580
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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  • Leave me to see to him when we get to Watchet, for it is in my mind that gerent will want him.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • After that gerent loaded him with presents, and so let him go well pleased.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • It would be hard to see him at all in the coming days, for not often was gerent here.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • gerent had done so, saying that I should be back there, but even that did not stir me now.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • However, gerent and we had our way, and so we thought to hear no more of the matter.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • Prince, if you do go back to gerent you will be his right hand, as they say.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • But gerent escaped, though it was said that it was sorely against his will.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • And gerent took it without a word or so much as a glance at the bearer from under his heavy brows, and opened it.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • Then came a man in haste from out of the gateway where we stood yet, and he bore a last gift from gerent to me.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • They opened one of these, and in it they stowed my sword and helm and the great gold ring that gerent gave me.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for gerent

gerent

/ˈdʒɛrənt/
noun
1.
(rare) a person who rules or manages
Word Origin
C16: from Latin gerēns managing, from gerere to bear
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