or ré·gime

[ ruh-zheem, rey-, or, sometimes, -jeem ]
/ rəˈʒim, reɪ-, or, sometimes, -ˈdʒim /


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

1770–80; < French régime < Latin regimen regimen

Can be confused

regime regimen regiment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for regime



/ (reɪˈʒiːm) /


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 for regime

C18: from French, from Latin regimen guidance, from regere to rule
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Medicine definitions for regime


[ rā-zhēm, rĭ- ]


A regulated system, as of diet and exercise; a regimen.
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Culture definitions for regime


[ (ray-zheem, ri-zheem) ]

An administration, or a system of managing government.

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