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gerent

[jeer-uh nt]
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noun
  1. a ruler or manager.
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • After that Gerent loaded him with presents, and so let him go well pleased.

    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


British Dictionary definitions for gerent

gerent

noun
  1. rare a person who rules or manages
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin gerēns managing, from gerere to bear
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