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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Regent  \Re"gent\  (r?"jent),  a.  [L.  regens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  regere  to  rule:  cf  F.  r['e]gent.  See  {Regiment}.] 
  1.  Ruling;  governing;  regnant.  ``Some  other  active  regent 
  principle  .  .  .  which  we  call  the  soul.''  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  Exercising  vicarious  authority.  --Milton. 
 
  {Queen  regent}.  See  under  {Queen},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Regent  \Re"gent\,  n.  [F.  r['e]gent.  See  {Regent},  a.] 
  1.  One  who  rules  or  reigns;  a  governor;  a  ruler.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Especially,  one  invested  with  vicarious  authority;  one  who 
  governs  a  kingdom  in  the  minority,  absence,  or  disability 
  of  the  sovereign. 
 
  3.  One  of  a  governing  board;  a  trustee  or  overseer;  a 
  superintendent;  a  curator;  as  the  regents  of  the 
  Smithsonian  Institution. 
 
  4.  (Eng.Univ.)  A  resident  master  of  arts  of  less  than  five 
  years'  standing,  or  a  doctor  of  less  than  twwo.  They  were 
  formerly  privileged  to  lecture  in  the  schools. 
 
  {Regent  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  beautiful  Australian  bower  bird 
  ({Sericulus  melinus}).  The  male  has  the  head,  neck,  and 
  large  patches  on  the  wings,  bright  golden  yellow,  and  the 
  rest  of  the  plumage  deep  velvety  black;  --  so  called  in 
  honor  of  the  Prince  of  Wales  (afterward  George  IV.),  who 
  was  Prince  Regent  in  the  reign  of  George  III. 
 
  {The  Regents  of  the  University  of  the  State  of  New  York},  the 
  members  of  a  corporate  body  called  the  University  of  New 
  York.  They  have  a  certain  supervisory  power  over  the 
  incorporated  institution  for  Academic  and  higher  education 
  in  the  State. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  regent 
  adj  :  (combining  form)  acting  or  functioning  as  a  regent  or  ruler; 
  "prince-regent"  [syn:  {regent(ip)}] 
  n  1:  members  of  a  governing  board  [syn:  {trustee}] 
  2:  someone  who  rules  during  the  absence  or  incapacity  or 
  minority  of  the  country's  monarch 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Regent,  ND  (city,  FIPS  66020) 
  Location:  46.42271  N,  102.55759  W 
  Population  (1990):  268  (142  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58650 




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