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regiment

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

Simple Definition of regiment

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

Full Definition of regiment

  1. 1 archaic :  governmental rule

  2. 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


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regiment

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verb reg·i·ment \ˈre-jə-ˌment\

Simple Definition of regiment

  • : to organize and control (something) strictly

  • : to control the behavior of (people) strictly

Full Definition of regiment

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form into or assign to a regiment

  3. 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 play \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.



1617

First Known Use of regiment

1617



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