Origin of regent
Examples from the Web for regent
The Regent movie theater, Albee Square Mall, and [record store] Beat Street are all gone.Big Daddy Kane: The Hip-Hop MC on Las Supper, Madonna, Jay-Z, and What’s Next|Curtis Stephen|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
During his gubernatorial run in 2009, McDonnell saw his graduate thesis from Regent University emerge—and receive some scrutiny.Mitt Romney’s Top Five Vice President Options, From Marco Rubio to Paul Ryan|Ben Jacobs|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Among them Mica Mosbacher, who is now a regent at the University of Houston.
“[Regent] taught me the real importance of being a Christian elected official,” he remarked.
It is now full two hours since he left the Regent; who knows whom he may have chanced to meet by the way?Egmont|Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
This prince being only ten years old, his mother Irene acted as regent and assumed the title Augusta.
The regent nodded dolefully and began a long lament, with his arms raised on high.The Hidden Force|Louis Couperus
The keys of Valenciennes, it was commonly said, opened to the regent the gates of all the refractory cities of the Netherlands.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
On the 30th, the regent gave a grand supper and ball, but the princess was not invited.
British Dictionary definitions for regent
Word Origin for regent
Word Origin and History for regent
"one who rules during the minority or absence of a sovereign," c.1400, from the adjective (now archaic, attested in English late 14c.), from Old French regent and directly from Medieval Latin regentem (nominative regens), from Latin regens "ruler, governor," noun use of present participle of regere "to rule, direct" (see regal). Senses of "university faculty member" is attested from mid-15c., originally Scottish.