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.

Nearby words

  1. regicides,
  2. regift,
  3. regime,
  4. regime change,
  5. regimen,
  6. regimental,
  7. regimental sergeant major,
  8. regimentally,
  9. regimentals,
  10. regimentation

Origin of regiment

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

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

Can be confusedregime regimen regiment

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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 Formsregimental, 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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