regime

noun
re·​gime | \ rā-ˈzhēm How to pronounce regime (audio) , ri- also ri-ˈjēm\
variants: or less commonly régime

Definition of regime

b : a regular pattern of occurrence or action (as of seasonal rainfall)
c : the characteristic behavior or orderly procedure of a natural phenomenon or process
2a : mode of rule or management
b : a form of government a socialist regime
c : a government in power
d : a period of rule

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Examples of regime in a Sentence

The new regime is sure to fall. Under the new regime, all workers must file a weekly report. He was put on a strict exercise regime.
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The Smart Cities ideal—at least, under non-authoritarian regimes—is to use all that data to provide services better and more efficiently, not to engender urban dystopia. Dan Rosenbaum, Ars Technica, "All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things," 7 Dec. 2018 More than 600 Googlers have now publicly signed an open letter opposing Google’s Dragonfly project, a search engine that would make controversial concessions to China’s internet censorship regime. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "How Googlers organized against the company’s China plans," 30 Nov. 2018 Many have been strengthened by the breakdown of Libya after the downfall of Muammar Qaddafi’s regime in 2011. The Economist, "The fight against Islamic State is moving to Africa," 14 July 2018 Sergei hasn’t been the only victim of Putin’s regime. Bill Browder, Time, "I've Been Putin's Number One Foreign Enemy for a Decade. Here's What Trump Should Know About Handling Him," 12 July 2018 Her government’s dealing with Gazprom will not change the balance of military and economic power between NATO and Putin’s regime. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Ends NATO Summit by Announcing a Diplomatic Breakthrough That Did Not Happen," 12 July 2018 The most repressive years of the dictatorship, from the Catalan perspective, came at the beginning of Franco’s regime. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "Beyond the Headlines, Catalan Culture Has a Long History of Vibrancy and Staying Power," 25 June 2018 Beyond that, moving children to a family that government officials prefer is what authoritarian regimes all through history have done. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "The U.S. Is Tracking Migrant Girls' Periods to Stop Them From Getting Abortions," 2 Apr. 2019 Over at Motor Sport, Joe Dunn wrote a convincing case for not racing in repressive regimes (sadly, that piece is not online). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of regime

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for regime

French régime, from Old French regimen, regime, from Late Latin regimin-, regimen

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regime

noun

English Language Learners Definition of regime

: a form of government : a particular government
: a system of management

regime

noun
re·​gime | \ rā-ˈzhēm How to pronounce regime (audio) , ri-\

Kids Definition of regime

1 : a form or system of government a military regime
2 : regimen

regime

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re·​gime | \ rā-ˈzhēm, ri- also ri-ˈjēm\

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regime

noun
re·​gime | \ rā-ˈzhēm, ri-\

Legal Definition of regime

: a system of principles, rules, or regulations for administration (as of property) the mandatory consecutive sentencing regimePeople v. Garcia, 642 N.E.2d 1077 (1994) community property regime used especially in the civil law of Louisiana

Note: Under the Louisiana Civil Code there are various regimes for various types of property, such as community or separate property. These regimes, while usually established by the law, may also be modified or created by agreement of the parties.

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