Recent Examples of regent from the Web
The board of regents recently moved to end discussion among themselves about the departure of the teachers.
The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2r5WngJ ) Monday the reversal was the idea of regent Richard Blum.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, a regent who did not attend the January or May dinners.
Former state Sen. Robert Neall, a regent in Maryland's university system, credited Hrabowski with elevating UMBC into a leading research university.
The state is making cutbacks while raising tuitions at the University of California system, leading to mass student protests and the regents macing students.
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Origin and Etymology 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
REGENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of regent for English Language Learners
: 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.
REGENT Defined for Kids
Definition of regent for Students
: a person who temporarily governs a kingdom in place of a monarch
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