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regime

or ré·gime

[ ruh-zheem, rey-, or, sometimes, -jeem ]
/ rəˈʒim, reɪ-, or, sometimes, -ˈdʒim /
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noun
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).
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Origin of regime

1770–80; <French régime<Latin regimenregimen

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regime

regime , regimen, regiment
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British Dictionary definitions for regime

regime

rgime

/ (reɪˈʒiːm) /

noun
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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Cultural definitions for regime

regime
[ (ray-zheem, ri-zheem) ]

An administration, or a system of managing government.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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