regiment

[ noun rej-uh-muh nt; verb rej-uh-ment ]
/ noun ˈrɛdʒ ə mənt; verb ˈrɛdʒ əˌmɛnt /

noun

Military. a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups, a headquarters unit, and certain supporting units.
Obsolete. government.

verb (used with object)

to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.
to form into a regiment or regiments.
to assign to a regiment or group.
to form into an organized group, usually for the purpose of rigid or complete control.

Origin of regiment

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin regimentum, equivalent to Latin reg(ere) to rule + -i- -i- + -mentum -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM regiment

non·reg·i·ment·ed, adjectiveo·ver·reg·i·ment, verb (used with object)un·reg·i·ment·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regiment

regime regimen regiment
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British Dictionary definitions for regiment

regiment

noun (ˈrɛdʒɪmənt)

a military formation varying in size from a battalion to a number of battalions
a large number in regular or organized groupsregiments of beer bottles

verb (ˈrɛdʒɪˌmɛnt) (tr)

to force discipline or order on, esp in a domineering manner
to organize into a regiment or regiments
to form into organized groups
to assign to a regiment

Derived forms of regiment

regimental, adjectiveregimentally, adverbregimentation, noun

Word Origin for regiment

C14: via Old French from Late Latin regimentum government, from Latin regere to rule
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