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
Alhamza was arrested three times by the Assad regime, tortured, and held for as long as 45 days.
The theory is, if the pressure gets strong enough, the Kim regime may change its calculus.
Unlike during the fall of Aleppo to the Assad regime earlier this year, no one has negotiated safe passage in the final stages of battle.
As frustrating a partner as Pyongyang has been for the Chinese, experts see Beijing still preferring Kim Jong Un’s totalitarian regime over a unified Korean peninsula on its border, solidified by a U.S. alliance.
The horrific death of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old student held in a North Korean prison for 17 months, highlights the brutal nature of the rogue regime and underscores the urgency of stopping its nuclear ambitions.
In response, top lawmakers have accused the North Korean regime of murder.
As the rogue regime repeatedly threatened the U.S. and its regional allies, testing missiles at least nine times since Trump's election, the administration looked to China to help.
PERSPECTIVES Trump says American dollars should not go to the Cuban regime.
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Origin and Etymology of regime
French régime, from Old French regimen, regime, from Late Latin regimin-, regimen
First Known Use: 1776See Words from the same year
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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