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regent

re·gent

regent

 
pronunciation:
ri jnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who governs in place of a disabled or underage ruler.
The prince had been regent for nearly nine years before becoming king upon his father's death.During the boyhood of Peter the Great, his half-sister Sophia held power as regent.
definition 2: a member of the governing body of an institution, such as a state university or educational system.
The regents of the university met to discuss an increase in tuition.
definition 3: a ruler or governor.
They appealed to the regents of the province.
derivation: regentship (n.)
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The word regent contains the following part:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight