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Definition of 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 Translations

regent in Spanish is regente