or ré·gime

[ ruh-zheem, rey-, or, sometimes, -jeem ]
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  1. a mode or system of rule or government: a dictatorial regime.

  2. a ruling or prevailing system.

  1. a government in power.

  2. the period during which a particular government or ruling system is in power.

  3. Medicine/Medical. regimen (def. 1).

Origin of regime

1770–80; <French régime<Latin regimenregimen

Words that may be confused with regime

Words Nearby regime Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use regime in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for regime



/ (reɪˈʒiːm) /

  1. a system of government or a particular administration: a fascist regime; the regime of Fidel Castro

  2. a social system or order

  1. med another word for regimen (def. 1)

Origin of regime

C18: from French, from Latin regimen guidance, from regere to rule

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Cultural definitions for regime


[ (ray-zheem, ri-zheem) ]

An administration, or a system of managing government.

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