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Definition of "regent" []

  • One who rules during the minority, absence, or disability of a monarch. (noun)
  • One acting as a ruler or governor. (noun)
  • A member of a board that governs an institution, such as a state university. (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 "regent" in a sentence
  • "Portia Cue plays the title regent of the diminutive planet, with John Benzinger portraying the Aviator."
  • "“And I have relieved Professor Karuw of the title of regent and assumed her duties and powers.”"
  • ""No, no," returned the shepherd; "and besides," said he, "as I hear the good lord regent is keeping the new year with our noble earl, who knows but I may get a glimpse of his noble countenance, and that will be a sight to tell of till I die!""