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regiment

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noun reg·i·ment \ˈre-jə-mənt, ˈrej-mənt\

Definition of regiment

  1. 1 archaic :  governmental rule

  2. 2 :  a military unit consisting usually of a number of battalions

Origin and Etymology of regiment

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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regiment

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verb reg·i·ment \ˈre-jə-ˌment\

Definition of regiment

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form into or assign to a regiment

  3. 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.

1617

First Known Use of regiment

1617


REGIMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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regiment

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noun reg·i·ment \ˈre-jə-mənt, ˈrej-mənt\

Definition of regiment for English Language Learners

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


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regiment

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verb reg·i·ment \ˈre-jə-ˌment\

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

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noun reg·i·ment \ˈre-jə-mənt\

Definition of regiment for Students

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



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