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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