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- The definition of a regiment is a large number of people, particularly referring to a military unit made of two or more battalions.
An example of a regiment is a huge group of protesters.
- Regiment is defined as to form or assign into groups which are organized into a system to accomplish a task.
An example of regiment is to form groups for a company project.
- a military unit consisting of two or more battalions and forming a basic element of a division: since 1963 no longer a tactical unit in the U.S. Army
- a large number (of persons, etc.)
- Obs. rule; government
Origin of regimentMiddle English from Middle French from Late Latin regimentum from Classical Latin regere, to rule: see right
- to form into a regiment or regiments
- to assign to a regiment or group
- to form into an organized or uniform group or groups; organize systematically
- to organize in a rigid system under strict discipline and control
- A military unit of ground troops consisting of at least two battalions, usually commanded by a colonel.
- A large group of people.
transitive verbreg·i·ment·ed, reg·i·ment·ing, reg·i·ments
- To form (troops) into a regiment or regiments.
- To put (things) into systematic order.
- To subject (people) to strict control and rigid order.
Origin of regimentMiddle English government, rule from Old French from Late Latin regimentum rule from Latin regere to rule ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present regiments, present participle regimenting, simple past and past participle regimented)
From Middle French regement, rÃ©giment, and its source, Late Latin regimentum (“direction for government; course of medical treatment"), from Latin regÅ, regere (“rule").