regent

Definitions

  • A Scene in Regent's Park
    A Scene in Regent's Park
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj regent acting or functioning as a regent or ruler "prince-regent"
    • n regent someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch
    • n regent members of a governing board
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Additional illustrations & photos:

No. 1, Devonshire Terrace, Regent's Park.—Dickens's Residence 1839-50 No. 1, Devonshire Terrace, Regent's Park.—Dickens's Residence 1839-50
THE REGENT: TOP AND SIDE VIEWS THE REGENT: TOP AND SIDE VIEWS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Regent (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 Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
    • Regent Exercising vicarious authority.
    • Regent One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
    • Regent One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler.
    • Regent Ruling; governing; regnant. "Some other active regent principle . . . which we call the soul."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • regent Ruling; governing.
    • regent Exercising vicarious authority: as, a prince regent.
    • regent Taking part in the government of a university.
    • n regent A ruler; a governor: in a general sense.
    • n regent One who is invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the king. In most hereditary governments this office is regarded as belonging to the nearest relative of the sovereign capable of undertaking it; but this rule is subject to many modifications.
    • n regent In the old universities, a master or doctor who takes part in the regular duties of instruction or government. At Cambridge all resident masters of arts of less than four years' standing, and all doctors of less than two, are regents. At Oxford the period of regency is shorter. At both universities those of a more advanced standing, who keep their names on the college books, are called non-regents. At Cambridge the regents compose the upper house and the non-regents the lower house of the senate, or governing body. At Oxford the regents compose the congregation, which confers degrees and does the ordinary business of the university. The regents and non-regents collectively compose the convocation, which is the governing body in the last resort.
    • n regent In the State of New York, a member of the corporate body known as the University of the State of New York. The university is officially described as consisting “of all incorporated institutions of academic and higher education, with the State Library, State Museum, and such other libraries, museums, or other institutions for higher education in the state as may be admitted by the regents. … The regents have power to incorporate, and to alter or repeal the charters of colleges, academies, libraries, museums, or other educational institutions belonging to the University; to distribute to them all funds granted by the state for their use; to inspect their workings and require annual reports under oath of their presiding officers; to establish examinations as to attainments in learning, and confer on successful candidates suitable certificates, diplomas, and degrees, and to confer honorary degrees.”
    • regent To teach or superintend as a regent.
    • regent To direct or control (a person) as a regent.
    • regent To act as a regent of a university.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Regent rē′jent invested with interim or vicarious sovereign authority
    • n Regent one invested with interim authority: one who rules for the sovereign: a college professor, as formerly in Scotland and elsewhere: a master or doctor who takes part in the regular duties of instruction and government in some universities
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. regens, -entis, p. pr. of regere, to rule: cf. F. régent,. See Regiment

Usage

In literature:

Presently they brought in her son, Messire Lionel, now a boy of eight years, and Regent, in name at least, of England.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
The latest reports from the seat of war assert that the cockroaches are victorious all along the line as far as Regent's Park.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The width of Prince Regent's Channel is about the same from Port Leopold to Adelaide Bay.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
After all, I'm the regent.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
Regent Street; and through all respectable grocers, chemists, and medicine venders.
"Notes and Queries, Number 197, August 6, 1853" by Various
The Regent, Mary of Guise, clung to the same policy.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
Though bred up in the licentious school of the Regent Orleans, he led in the outset a comparatively blameless life.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847" by Various
In half an hour she found herself in Regent's Park and, having dismissed her cab, wandered about amongst the trees.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
His favourite English hunter, Regent, was not there.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
He advised the regent to convoke the states-general, and declare a national bankruptcy.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
George the Fourth, then Prince Regent, was still more severe upon the unfortunate Proctor.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
The death of the Duc de Bourgogne, to whose party he belonged, was a blow to Saint-Simon's hopes; but the Regent remained his friend.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
He made his sister regent, and she was to be assisted by Granvelle, Bishop of Arras.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
Regent Street is Nash's great memorial.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
The first step which the new regent took was to ally himself with the Duke of Ferrara.
"Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497" by Julia Mary Cartwright
So Olga became regent of the kingdom, and Sveneld was made leader of the army.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
She did not, however, then succeed in detaching Conde from the Regent's party.
"Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
August 13th saw me on my way to Regent's Park, where St. Dunstan's is situated.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
Mademoiselle de Chartres, Louise-Adelaide-d'Orleans, was the second and prettiest of the regent's daughters.
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Jones was for the West End and Regent Street.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Fair moon, to thee I sing
Bright regent of the heavens;
Say, why is every thing
Either at sixes or at sevens!
"Fragments" by Louisa May Alcott
Perhaps a lily, or a rose,
That shares the morning's ray,
May to the waking swain disclose
The regent of the day.
"Valentine's Day" by William Shenstone
Across the sounding City’s din
She wandered, looking indiscreet,
And ultimately landed in
The neighbourhood of Regent Street.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
Het regent, regent eender te hooren
"mijn lief, mijn lief, o waar gebleven"
en altijd door en
den treuren uit, de wind verstomt.
"Om mijn oud woonhuis peppels staan" by Jan Hendrik Leopold
"Glencairn and stout Parkhead were nigh,
Obsequious at their Regent's rein,
And haggard Lindesay's iron eye,
That saw fair Mary weep in vain.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
In Regent's Park, one cloudless day,
An overdriven sheep,
Come a hard, long, and dusty way,
Throbbing with thirst and hotness lay,
A panting woollen heap.
"The Sheep and The Goat" by George MacDonald

In news:

General Levin Winder Chapter Regent Pat Arata Attend Annual Workshop To Assist DAR Prospective Members.
Regents approve compensation plan for Alvarez coaching Rose Bowl.
Buffalo Business First evaluated 430 Upstate districts based on 192 criteria ranging from third grade testing to Regents exams for high school students.
LANGSTON — Oklahoma State regents have approved tougher oversight of the airplanes that employees use on official business following the death of women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and three others in a crash last November.
Students will meet with the Board of Regents Friday to discuss the effects of rising tuition on enrollment.
The Colorado Board of Regents unanimously approved a five-year contract for new football coach Mike MacIntyre today and in doing so provided an unprecedented level of the support to the beleaguered program.
A Texas A&M Board of Regents meeting on August 22nd will either table the issue or put the move to the SEC on the fast track.
Board Of Regents Appoint Interim President.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the $1.8 million project Thursday.
The regents approved the plan Tuesday morning.
OU regents approve expansion project for baseball stadium.
Georgia Regents University Augusta is the official name of a new institution resulting from the merger of two Augusta universities.
New Ohio Regents website for energy jobs.
Regents OK raise for new UC Berkeley chief.
University of California Regents approved the appointment of a new chancellor for U-C Berkeley .
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In science:

Institutional support has been provided from the GSU College of Arts and Sciences and from the Research Program Enhancement fund of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, administered through the GSU Office of the Vice President for Research.
Stellar Wind Variations During the X-ray High and Low States of Cygnus X-1
Partially supported by Louisiana Board of Regents grant NSF(2010)-PFUND-171. †Partially supported by a grant from the EPSRC. ‡Partially supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
The homotopical dimension of random 2-complexes
Reference herein to any specific commercial products process, or service by its trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof, or The Regents of the University of California.
Nonlocality, Counterfactual, and Consistent Histories
Matsen Endowed Regents Lecture on the Theories of Matter at the University of Texas at Austin, October 2002.
Order and quantum phase transitions in the cuprate superconductors
The second author was supported by the NSF grants PFUND-137 (Louisiana Board of Regents) and DMS-0556157.
On Y. Nievergelt's inversion formula for the Radon transform
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