Meaning of REGIME in English


Variant: also ré · gime

Pronunciation: r ā - ' zh ē m, ri- also ri- ' j ē m

Function: noun

Etymology: French régime, from Old French regimen, regime, from Late Latin regimin-, regimen

Date: 1776

1 a : REGIMEN 1 b : a regular pattern of occurrence or action (as of seasonal rainfall) c : the characteristic behavior or orderly procedure of a natural phenomenon or process

2 a : mode of rule or management b : a form of government <a socialist regime > c : a government in power <predicted that the new regime would fall> d : a period of rule

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.