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1regiment

noun reg·i·ment \ˈre-jə-mənt, ˈrej-mənt\

: a military unit that is usually made of several large groups of soldiers (called battalions)

Full Definition of REGIMENT

1
archaic :  governmental rule
2
:  a military unit consisting usually of a number of battalions

Origin of REGIMENT

Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin regimentum, alteration of Latin regimen
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2regiment

verb reg·i·ment \ˈre-jə-ˌment\

: to organize and control (something) strictly

: to control the behavior of (people) strictly

Full Definition of REGIMENT

transitive verb
1
:  to form into or assign to a regiment
2
a :  to organize rigidly especially for the sake of regulation or control <regiment an entire country>
b :  to subject to order or uniformity
reg·i·men·ta·tion \ˌre-jə-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\ noun

Examples of REGIMENT

  1. They carefully regiment their son's diet.
  2. She criticized the way the school regiments its students by having strict rules.

First Known Use of REGIMENT

1617

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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