Regiment Definition

rĕjə-mənt
regimented, regiments
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A large number (of persons, etc.)
Webster's New World
Rule; government.
Webster's New World

(now rare, archaic) Rule or governance over a person, place etc.; government, authority. [from 14th c.]

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
troopsordercorpscontrolcadremilitary organizationsoldiers
verb
To form into a regiment or regiments.
Webster's New World
To assign to a regiment or group.
Webster's New World
To put (things) into systematic order.
American Heritage
To form into an organized or uniform group or groups; organize systematically.
Webster's New World
To organize in a rigid system under strict discipline and control.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Regiment

Noun

Singular:
regiment
Plural:
regiments

Origin of Regiment

  • From Middle French regement, régiment, and its source, Late Latin regimentum (“direction for government; course of medical treatment"), from Latin regō, regere (“rule").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English government, rule from Old French from Late Latin regimentum rule from Latin regere to rule reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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