regime

noun re·gime \ rā-ˈzhēm , ri- also ri-ˈjēm \
variants: or less commonly régime
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of regime

1 a : regimen 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

  1. The new regime is sure to fall.

  2. Under the new regime, all workers must file a weekly report.

  3. He was put on a strict exercise regime.

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Origin and Etymology of regime

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



REGIME Defined for English Language Learners

regime

noun

Definition of regime for English Language Learners

  • : a form of government : a particular government

  • : a system of management


REGIME Defined for Kids

regime

noun re·gime \ rā-ˈzhēm , ri- \

Definition of regime for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

regime

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

medical Definition of regime


Law Dictionary

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 regime
  • People 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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