regime[rə z̸hēm′, rā-]
- Regime is an accepted way things are done or a group that is in control and has power.
- An example of regime is military training.
- An example of regime is a dictatorship.
- a form of government or rule; political system
- a particular administration or government
- a social system or order
- the period of time that a person or system is in power
- regimen (sense )
Origin of regimeFrench régime ; from Classical Latin regimen: see regimen
- a. A government, especially an oppressive or undemocratic one: a fascist regime.b. A usually heavy-handed administration or group in charge of an organization: Raises were canceled under the new regime.
- a. A way of organizing or managing something; a system: an admissions regime at a college.b. A regulated system of diet, exercise, or medical treatment; a regimen.
- The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.
- A prevailing pattern of water flow, as of a river.
Origin of regimeFrench régime, from Old French, from Latin regimen, from regere, to rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
- This word is often used as a pejorative.
- emigre, émigré