[ rej-uh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n- ]
/ ˌrɛdʒ ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -mən- /


the act of regimenting or the state of being regimented.
the strict discipline and enforced uniformity characteristic of military groups or totalitarian systems.

Nearby words

  1. regiment,
  2. regimental,
  3. regimental sergeant major,
  4. regimentally,
  5. regimentals,
  6. regimented,
  7. regin,
  8. regina,
  9. reginald,
  10. regiomontanus

Origin of regimentation

First recorded in 1875–85; regiment + -ation

Related formso·ver·reg·i·men·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for regimentation

  • Under all its mask of machinery and instruction, the German regimentation of the poor was the relapse of barbarians into slavery.

  • The fears of a regimentation of opinion by an “official” journal and publishing house have proved groundless.

    An American Religious Movement|Winfred Ernest Douglas

Word Origin and History for regimentation



1856, noun of action from regiment (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper