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ancien régime

noun an·cien ré·gime \äⁿs-yaⁿ-rā-ˈzhēm\

Definition of ANCIEN RÉGIME

1
:  the political and social system of France before the Revolution of 1789
2
:  a system or mode no longer prevailing

Origin of ANCIEN RÉGIME

French, literally, old regime
First Known Use: 1794

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