Definition of regime
1a : regimen 1b : 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 managementb : a form of government a socialist regimec : a government in powerd : a period of rule
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.
Recent Examples of regime from the Web
But with the outbreak of Palestinian unrest in the late 1980s, Israel began imposing security closures and a permit regime.
Yismaw supported the passive resistance to the autocratic regime that has Ethiopia in a claw hold.
By targeting hospitals, regime forces are destroying lifelines and forcing people out of their homes.
Byrne squashed any hope that a new Capstone regime might mean good things for UAB, South Alabama, Troy and Samford.
The founder, Mir Fazel Hussaini, was imprisoned by the communist regime in the 1980s and never seen again.
Trump has said military action is an option to prevent Kim’s regime from developing missiles that could carry a nuclear warhead to North America.
This, in turn, is anything but realistic, because without necessary reforms those Arab authoritarian regimes will blow up sooner or later.
Shots rang out over his head: regime soldiers trading fire with rebels on either side of him.
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Origin and Etymology of regime
French régime, from Old French regimen, regime, from Late Latin regimin-, regimen
First Known Use: 1776
REGIME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of regime for English Language Learners
: a form of government : a particular government
: a system of management
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Legal Definition of regime
: a system of principles, rules, or regulations for administration (as of property) the mandatory consecutive sentencing regime — People v. Garcia, 642 N.E.2d 1077 (1994) community property regime —used especially in the civil law of Louisiana
Additional Notes on regime
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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