noun re·gent \ˈrē-jənt\

: a person who rules a kingdom when the king or queen is not able to rule because he or she is sick, too young, etc.

Full Definition of REGENT

:  a person who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign
:  a person who rules or reigns :  governor
:  a member of a governing board (as of a state university)
regent adjective
re·gent·al \-jən-təl\ adjective

Origin of REGENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin regent-, regens, from Latin, present participle of regere to direct — more at right
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with REGENT

REGENTAL Defined for Kids


noun re·gent \ˈrē-jənt\

Definition of REGENT for Kids

:  a person who temporarily governs a kingdom in place of a monarch


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