- a mode or system of rule or government: a dictatorial regime.
- a ruling or prevailing system.
- a government in power.
- the period during which a particular government or ruling system is in power.
- Medicine/Medical. regimen(def 1).
Origin of regime
Examples from the Web for regime
I had been arrested by the Mubarak regime and went on to spend four years behind bars.
The world should stand in solidarity with him and the many other victims of the Assad regime.
The regime reacted furiously, sentencing him to over eight years in prison.
Priests often preach support for the regime to their congregations, many of whom loudly dissent.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive
December 25, 2014
He has not changed his view in prison despite the enormous pressure exerted on him by the regime.
It was a regime which delighted to honour men of Don Carlos's stamp.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
In the history of India the regime of the Slave Dynasty was not a happy one.My Reminiscences
Gorham had implied that he was the power behind the whole present regime.The Best Made Plans
Everett B. Cole
For the government of the Island under the Spanish regime, vide Chap.The Philippine Islands
If this present regime assents to that, they can stay in power.A Slave is a Slave
Henry Beam Piper
- a system of government or a particular administrationa fascist regime; the regime of Fidel Castro
- a social system or order
- med another word for regimen (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for regime
"system of government or rule," 1792, from French régime, from Old French regimen (14c.), from Latin regimen "rule, guidance, government, means of guidance, rudder," from regere (see regal). Earlier "course of diet, exercise," late 15c. In French, l'ancien régime refers to the system of government before the revolution of 1789.
- A regulated system, as of diet and exercise; a regimen.
An administration, or a system of managing government.