American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A form of government: a fascist regime.
- n. A government in power; administration: suffered under the new regime.
- n. A prevailing social system or pattern.
- n. The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.
- n. A regulated system, as of diet and exercise; a regimen.
- From French régime, from Latin regimen ("direction, government"). (Wiktionary)
- French régime, from Old French, from Latin regimen, from regere, to rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At one point, the ex-spin doctor claimed audaciously: "If [the UN weapons inspector] Hans Blix had been able to say, 'He [Saddam Hussein] has got rid of the lot,' that would have been regime change - in that it would have been a different sort of regime.”
“Clinton signed the ILA only because he felt it would be politically damaging not to, and throughout his term regime change in Iraq constituted a hope rather than a serious objective.”
“Also, the label regime could facilitate competition — calorie competition among chains!”
“But where would it drive them to, if all other similar chains are also subject to the label regime?”
“Rajanews affiliated with Khamenei's band added: "recently Monafeghin (the term regime uses to call PMOI) have sent a part of their message by (Short Message Service) SMS to their followers and other citizens demanding them to turn the Feast of Fire into a Blazing Uprising".”
“I'm happy that he's using the term regime for øbama.”
“His address appeared to only heighten the gulf between Mr. Mubarak and the tens of thousands of protesters who took part in Friday's planned "Day of Wrath" against what they characterized as the regime's oppression, stagnation and lack of opportunity.”
“From Japan, L. Douglass Garrett, who writes the Competing Hypotheses blog, says a new constitution could serve Fiji well, but questions whether the Bainimarama regime is the right team to create that document.”
“He has regularly told Zimbabweans that the West wants to impose what he calls regime change.”
“The word regime is used commonly in legal and financial circles to refer to the body of legislation and regulations applicable in a particular context, and most commonly refers in this type of usage to tax laws.”
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