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English Dictionary: Regent by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
regent
adj
  1. acting or functioning as a regent or ruler; "prince- regent"
n
  1. members of a governing board
    Synonym(s): regent, trustee
  2. someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Regent \Re"gent\ (r?"jent), a. [L. regens, -entis, p. pr. of
      regere to rule: cf. F. r[82]gent. See {Regiment}.]
      1. Ruling; governing; regnant. [bd]Some other active regent
            principle . . . which we call the soul.[b8] --Sir M. Hale.
  
      2. Exercising vicarious authority. --Milton.
  
      {Queen regent}. See under {Queen}, n.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Regent \Re"gent\, n. [F. r[82]gent. See {Regent}, a.]
      1. One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler. --Milton.
  
      2. Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who
            governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability
            of the sovereign.
  
      3. One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a
            superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the
            Smithsonian Institution.
  
      4. (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 bird} (Zo[94]l.), a beautiful Australian bower bird
            ({Sericulus melinus}). The male has the head, neck, and
            large patches on the wings, bright golden yellow, and the
            rest of the plumage deep velvety black; -- so called in
            honor of the Prince of Wales (afterward George IV.), who
            was Prince Regent in the reign of George III.
  
      {The Regents of the University of the State of New York}, the
            members of a corporate body called the University of New
            York. They have a certain supervisory power over the
            incorporated institution for Academic and higher education
            in the State.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Regent, ND (city, FIPS 66020)
      Location: 46.42271 N, 102.55759 W
      Population (1990): 268 (142 housing units)
      Area: 1.4 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 58650
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