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regiment

noun reg·i·ment \ ˈre-jə-mənt , ˈrej-mənt \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of regiment

1 archaic : governmental rule
2 : a military unit consisting usually of a number of battalions

Recent Examples of regiment from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of regiment

Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin regimentum, alteration of Latin regimen


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regiment

verb reg·i·ment \ ˈre-jə-ˌment \

Definition of regiment

transitive verb
1 : to form into or assign to a regiment
2 a : to organize rigidly especially for the sake of regulation or control
  • regiment an entire country
b : to subject to order or uniformity

regimentation

play \ˌre-jə-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\ noun

Examples of regiment in a Sentence

  1. They carefully regiment their son's diet.

  2. She criticized the way the school regiments its students by having strict rules.

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First Known Use of regiment

1617


REGIMENT Defined for English Language Learners

regiment

noun

Definition of regiment for English Language Learners

  • : a military unit that is usually made of several large groups of soldiers (called battalions)


regiment

verb

Definition of regiment for English Language Learners

  • : to organize and control (something) strictly

  • : to control the behavior of (people) strictly


REGIMENT Defined for Kids

regiment

noun reg·i·ment \ ˈre-jə-mənt \

Definition of regiment for Students

: a military unit made up usually of a number of battalions


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