- 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 regimes
Every day, they are in effect passing judgment on regimes around the world.Putin Can’t Bully or Bomb a Recession
December 16, 2014
But it might break down in regimes we have trouble testing, and some speculative theories have proposed something like that.The Equivalence Principle and Testing Einstein With Spaceships and Atoms
Matthew R. Francis
June 4, 2014
And naturally none would admit the errors of the regimes they serve.Income Inequality Was Quickly Forgotten at Davos
January 26, 2014
Sixth, the replacement of U.S.-protected Muslim regimes that do not govern according to Islam by regimes that do.Michael Scheuer’s Meltdown
January 3, 2014
Kerry leans more toward economic diplomacy and engagement with regimes who may not be on their best behavior.Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy
November 18, 2013
Some of these regimes have been pretty quiet since September the 11th.
True, all hideous regimes had their figleaf intellectuals and with a few exceptions, the regimes in the Balkans are not hideous.After the Rain
By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger.
- 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 regimes
"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.