- Military. a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups, a headquarters unit, and certain supporting units.
- Obsolete. government.
- to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.
- to form into a regiment or regiments.
- to assign to a regiment or group.
- to form into an organized group, usually for the purpose of rigid or complete control.
Origin of regiment
Examples from the Web for regiment
The regiment the child actors faced at Educational Pictures was extreme and included a “punishment box.”Does Fashion Week Exploit Teen Models?
September 14, 2014
No, instead of the global nomads, Sinatra filled his 707 with his regiment of musicians and his best local buddies.Frank Sinatra and the Birth of the Jet Set
August 2, 2014
He was in command of the regiment as he saw our comrades driven in.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary
May 26, 2014
A regiment of United States lancers were drawn up in a hollow square round the Lethal Chamber.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Obama never served, probably never even knew how big a regiment or brigade was until just a few years ago.Obama and the Munich Katrinas
November 26, 2013
There is an officer in this regiment of the name of Chatterton?
In the interim, the Colonel sent one day to know if he would drill the regiment.
A regiment which had left Fort Colburne was said to be on the road to reinforce them.
I did not know how to read as well as a lot of the schemers who were in my regiment.The Boy Life of Napoleon
The barrel of beer is in the corner but it is sacred as the honour of the regiment!Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
- a military formation varying in size from a battalion to a number of battalions
- a large number in regular or organized groupsregiments of beer bottles
- to force discipline or order on, esp in a domineering manner
- to organize into a regiment or regiments
- to form into organized groups
- to assign to a regiment
Word Origin and History for regiment
late 14c., "government, rule, control," from Old French regiment "government, rule" (14c.), from Late Latin regimentum "rule, direction," from Latin regere "to rule" (see regal). Meaning "unit of an army" first recorded 1570s (originally the reference was to permanent organization and discipline), from French. The exact number in the unit varies over time and place.
"to form into a regiment," 1610s, from regiment (n.). General sense of "organize systematically" is from 1690s. Related: Regimented; regimenting.