from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that rules or manages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a manager

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearing; carrying.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bearing; carrying; carrying on: now used only in composition: as, vicegerent, belli gerent.
  • n. A ruling power or agency; a doer or performer.


From Latin gerēns, gerent-, present participle of gerere, to manage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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