regime

noun

re·​gime rā-ˈzhēm How to pronounce regime (audio)
ri-,
 also  ri-ˈjēm
variants or less commonly régime
1
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
2
a
: mode of rule or management
b
: a form of government
a socialist regime
c
: a government in power
d
: 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 on the Web Capstone Investment Advisors, Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management and Eisler Capital are among the hedge funds that have recently opened up shop in Milan, Italy’s financial hub, thanks to the country’s favorable tax regime. Mackenzie Sigalos, CNBC, 17 July 2024 This is year three of this Giants regime, not year one. Pat Leonard, New York Daily News, 15 July 2024 In the prison, the guards enforced a strict regime of silence; the detainees spoke to one another only in whispers. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 15 July 2024 For relatively little effort, Russia has successfully marketed itself as a partner that can provide military assistance and regime protection without demanding concessions on human rights or democracy. Frederic Wehrey, Foreign Affairs, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for regime 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of regime was in 1776

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Cite this Entry

“Regime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regime. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

regime

noun
re·​gime
variants also régime
1
b
: a regular pattern of doing something
2
a
: a method of rule or management
b
: a form of government or administration
especially : a governmental or social system
c
: a period of rule of a regime

Medical Definition

regime

noun
re·​gime
rā-ˈzhēm, ri- also ri-ˈjēm

Legal Definition

regime

noun
re·​gime
rā-ˈzhēm, ri-
: 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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