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Definition of Regent

Regent

  1. Ruling; governing; regnant.
  2. Exercising vicarious authority.
  3. One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler.
  4. Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
  5. One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
  6. 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 Quotations

King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France.
Joan of Arc

And hail their queen, fair regent of the night.
Erasmus Darwin

As a regent, I hope to bring that important perspective of a typical family visitor in combination with my background as a Member of Congress and a proponent of the Smithsonian's efforts to reach all Americans.
Xavier Becerra
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Regent Translations

regent in Spanish is regente

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