Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A government, especially an oppressive or undemocratic one.
  • noun A usually heavy-handed administration or group in charge of an organization.
  • noun A way of organizing or managing something; a system.
  • noun A regulated system of diet, exercise, or medical treatment; a regimen.
  • noun The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.
  • noun A prevailing pattern of water flow, as of a river.

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  • noun Mode of rule or management
  • noun A form of government, or the government in power (as in a socialist regime)
  • noun A period of rule
  • noun A regulated system; a regimen
  • noun hydrology A set of characteristics

Etymologies

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

[French régime, from Old French, from Latin regimen, from regere, to rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

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From French régime, from Latin regimen ("direction, government").

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