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Webster 1913 Edition


Regiment

Reg′i-ment

(-ment)
,
Noun.
[F.
régiment
a regiment of men, OF. also government, L.
regimentum
government, fr.
regere
to guide, rule. See
Regimen
.]
1.
Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen.
[Obs.]
Spenser.
Regiment of health.”
Bacon.
But what are kings, when
regiment
is gone,
But perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
Marlowe.
The law of nature doth now require of necessity some kind of
regiment
.
Hocker.
2.
A region or district governed.
[Obs.]
Spenser.
3.
(Mil.)
A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten.
☞ In the British army all the artillery are included in one regiment, which (reversing the usual practice) is divided into brigades.
Regiment of the line
(Mil.)
,
a regiment organized for general service; – in distinction from those (as the Life Guards) whose duties are usually special.
[Eng.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Regiment

REG'IMENT

,
Noun.
[L. regimen.]
1.
In military affairs, a body of men, either horse, foot or artillery, commanded by a colonel or lieutenant colonel and major, and consisting of a number of companies, usually from eight to ten.
2.
Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; as used by Hooker, Hale and others. [Wholly obsolete.]

REG'IMENT

,
Verb.
T.
To form into a regiment or into regiments with proper officers. [A military use of the word.]

Definition 2022


Regiment

Regiment

See also: regiment and régiment

German

Noun

Regiment n (genitive Regiments or Regimentes, plural Regimente or Regimenter)

  1. regiment (army unit)

regiment

regiment

See also: Regiment and régiment

English

Noun

regiment (plural regiments)

  1. (military) A unit of armed troops under the command of an officer, and consisting of several smaller units; now specifically, usually composed of two or more battalions. [from 16th c.]
    • 1901, Rudyard Kipling, Kim, III:
      It was an old, withered man, who had served the Government in the days of the Mutiny as a native officer in a newly raised cavalry regiment.
    • 2005, Nicholas Watt & Michael White, The Guardian, 28 April 2005:
      As the prime minister insisted that he had "never told a lie" in his life, the Tory leader attacked him for ordering Scottish troops into battle with no warning that their regiments would be disbanded.
  2. (now rare, archaic) Rule or governance over a person, place etc.; government, authority. [from 14th c.]
    • 1576, Abraham Fleming, translating Cicero, A Panoplie of Epistles, XXXIII:
      What place is there in all the world, not subiect to the regiment and power of this citie?
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.8:
      Then loyall love had royall regiment, / And each unto his lust did make a lawe, / From all forbidden things his liking to withdraw.
    • 1832, John Austin, The Province of Jurisprudence Determined, VI:
      And how is it possible to distinguish precisely […] the powers of ecclesiastical regiment which none but the church should wield from the powers of ecclesiastical regiment (on the jus circa sacra) which secular and profane governments may handle without sin?
  3. (obsolete) The state or office of a ruler; rulership. [14th-17th c.]
  4. (obsolete) Influence or control exercised by someone or something (especially a planet). [14th-17th c.]
  5. (obsolete) A place under a particular rule; a kingdom or domain. [14th-17th c.]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  6. (obsolete, medicine) A regimen. [15th-19th c.]

Translations

Verb

regiment (third-person singular simple present regiments, present participle regimenting, simple past and past participle regimented)

  1. (transitive) To form soldiers into a regiment.
    • J. W. Powell
      The people are organized or regimented into bodies, and special functions are relegated to the several units.
  2. (transitive) To systematize, or put in rigid order.

Anagrams


Catalan

Noun

regiment m (plural regiments)

  1. regiment

Hungarian

Etymology

From German Regiment (regiment), from Medieval Latin regimentum, from Latin regimen (rule, direction), from regō (I rule).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈrɛɡimɛnt]
  • Hyphenation: re‧gi‧ment

Noun

regiment (plural regimentek)

  1. (archaic) regiment

Declension

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative regiment regimentek
accusative regimentet regimenteket
dative regimentnek regimenteknek
instrumental regimenttel regimentekkel
causal-final regimentért regimentekért
translative regimentté regimentekké
terminative regimentig regimentekig
essive-formal regimentként regimentekként
essive-modal
inessive regimentben regimentekben
superessive regimenten regimenteken
adessive regimentnél regimenteknél
illative regimentbe regimentekbe
sublative regimentre regimentekre
allative regimenthez regimentekhez
elative regimentből regimentekből
delative regimentről regimentekről
ablative regimenttől regimentektől
Possessive forms of regiment
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. regimentem regimentjeim
2nd person sing. regimented regimentjeid
3rd person sing. regimentje regimentjei
1st person plural regimentünk regimentjeink
2nd person plural regimentetek regimentjeitek
3rd person plural regimentjük regimentjeik

Synonyms


Vilamovian

Noun

regiment n

  1. (military) regiment