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Definition of "régime" []

  • A form of government: a fascist regime. (noun)
  • A government in power; administration: suffered under the new regime. (noun)
  • A prevailing social system or pattern. (noun)
  • The period during which a particular administration or system prevails. (noun)
  • A regulated system, as of diet and exercise; a regimen. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "régime" in a sentence
  • "At one point, the ex-spin doctor claimed audaciously: "If [the UN weapons inspector] Hans Blix had been able to say, 'He [Saddam Hussein] has got rid of the lot,' that would have been regime change - in that it would have been a different sort of ­regime.""
  • "Clinton signed the ILA only because he felt it would be politically damaging not to, and throughout his term regime change in Iraq constituted a hope rather than a serious objective."
  • "Also, the label regime could facilitate competition — calorie competition among chains!"
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