a person who exercises the ruling power in a kingdom during the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
a ruler or governor.
a member of the governing board of a state university or a state educational system.
a university officer who exercises general supervision over the conduct and welfare of the students.
(in certain Catholic universities) a member of the religious order who is associated in the administration of a school or college with a layperson who is its dean or director.
acting as regent of a country; exercising ruling authority on behalf of a sovereign during their minority, absence, or disability (usually used postpositively):a prince regent.
- re·gent·al, adjective
- re·gent·ship, noun
- sub·re·gent, noun
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How to use regent in a sentence
The California State University regents put their own actual capital into the movement to guarantee a quick deal.With Stadium Construction, This San Diego Special Is Actually Resolved | Scott Lewis | August 27, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
When he died in 1999 after 20 years of marriage, she remained a beloved regent and has been celebrated for her philanthropic work, including running a foundation under her late husband’s name.
Read more on OZYThe sixth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt was a woman, the first to claim the throne in her own right, not just as acting regent.
When the UC regents, the university’s governing board, approved the projects in 2015, the housing department planned to increase rent by under 5 percent each year through 2024-25 academic year.UCSD Students, Faculty Push Back Against Steep Rent Hikes | Sofía Mejías Pascoe | March 22, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
A UC Davis student filed a similar class action lawsuit in May against the UC regents, alleging that the services students paid for in fees for in the spring 2020 quarter were never delivered.College Students Are Still Paying for Services, Buildings That Remain Off Limits | Sofia Mejias Pascoe | March 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Of course the Lady regent of the Vale was standing placidly beside the open Moon Door, the wind rustling her robes.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 7 ‘Mockingbird’ Recap: Conscious Coupling (and Uncoupling) | Andrew Romano | May 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE 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.
His very appointment as censor was due to the bottle-acquaintance that had sprung up with the regent Prince of Wales.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
It appeared doubtful if the Queen regent had not sacrificed the crown of one child to gratify the obstinacy of another.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
His first visit was for Houston, who had a house on regent Terrace, kept for him in old days by an aunt.Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
During the minority of the new ruler of Mahratta the dignity and power of regent were conferred upon the Mama Sahib.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Alan had been found in his own house in regent Terrace, under care of the terrified butler.Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for regent
the ruler or administrator of a country during the minority, absence, or incapacity of its monarch
(formerly) a senior teacher or administrator in any of certain universities
US and Canadian a member of the governing board of certain schools and colleges
rare any person who governs or rules
(usually postpositive) acting or functioning as a regent: a queen regent
rare governing, ruling, or controlling
- regental, adjective
- regentship, noun
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