verb (used with object)
- regime change,
- regimental sergeant major,
Origin of regiment
Examples from the Web for regiment
The regiment the child actors faced at Educational Pictures was extreme and included a “punishment box.”
No, instead of the global nomads, Sinatra filled his 707 with his regiment of musicians and his best local buddies.
He was in command of the regiment as he saw our comrades driven in.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A regiment of United States lancers were drawn up in a hollow square round the Lethal Chamber.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama never served, probably never even knew how big a regiment or brigade was until just a few years ago.
A regiment of infantry and a battalion of cavalry were put on guard and patrolled the streets to reduce the riotous to order.From Fort Henry to Corinth|Manning Ferguson Force
Deck then halted, to allow the rest of the regiment to overtake him.An Undivided Union|Oliver Optic
We copy a description of the march of a regiment in Porter's corps.The Seventh Regiment|George L. Wood
Stranger still, this regiment is the same as that in which poor Anastasius is serving—the Royal Picts.The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood|Arthur Griffiths
The captain was rejoiced to see his favorite lieutenant and to welcome Philip Stanley to the regiment.Starlight Ranch|Charles King
verb (ˈrɛdʒɪˌmɛnt) (tr)
Word Origin for regiment
late 14c., "government, rule, control," from Old French regiment "government, rule" (14c.), from Late Latin regimentum "rule, direction," from Latin regere "to rule" (see regal). Meaning "unit of an army" first recorded 1570s (originally the reference was to permanent organization and discipline), from French. The exact number in the unit varies over time and place.
"to form into a regiment," 1610s, from regiment (n.). General sense of "organize systematically" is from 1690s. Related: Regimented; regimenting.