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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Regiment  \Reg"i*ment\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  into  classified  units  or  bodies;  to  systematize 
  according  to  classes,  districts  or  the  like 
  The  people  are  organized  or  regimented  into  bodies,  and 
  special  functions  are  relegated  to  the  several  units. 
  --J.  W. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Regiment  \Reg"i*ment\  (-ment),  n.  [F.  r['e]giment  a  regiment  of 
  men,  OF  also  government,  L.  regimentum  government,  fr 
  regere  to  guide,  rule  See  {Regimen}.] 
  1.  Government;  mode  of  ruling;  rule  authority;  regimen. 
  [Obs.]  --Spenser.  ``Regiment  of  health.''  --Bacon. 
  But  what  are  kings,  when  regiment  is  gone,  But 
  perfect  shadows  in  a  sunshine  day?  --Marlowe. 
  The  law  of  nature  doth  now  require  of  necessity  some 
  kind  of  regiment.  --Hocker. 
  2.  A  region  or  district  governed.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  3.  (Mil.)  A  body  of  men,  either  horse,  foot,  or  artillery, 
  commanded  by  a  colonel,  and  consisting  of  a  number  of 
  companies,  usually  ten 
  Note:  In  the  British  army  all  the  artillery  are  included  in 
  one  regiment,  which  (reversing  the  usual  practice)  is 
  divided  into  brigades. 
  {Regiment  of  the  line}  (Mil.),  a  regiment  organized  for 
  general  service;  --  in  distinction  from  those  (as  the  Life 
  Guards)  whose  duties  are  usually  special.  [Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Regiment  \Reg"i*ment\  (-m?nt),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Regimented}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Regimenting}.] 
  To  form  into  a  regiment  or  into  regiments.  --Washington. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  army  unit  smaller  than  a  division 
  v  1:  subject  to  rigid  discipline,  order  and  systematization; 
  "regiment  one's  children" 
  2:  form  into  a  regiment,  of  military  personnel 
  3:  assign  to  a  regiment,  of  soldiers 

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