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gerent

[jeer-uh nt] /ˈdʒɪər ənt/
noun
1.
a ruler or manager.
Origin of gerent
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin gerent- (stem of gerēns), present participle of gerere to bear, conduct, manage, equivalent to ger- bear + -ent- -ent
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  • gerent sat in the great chair which one might call his throne at the upper end of the room, and beside him was Owen.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • Prince, if you do go back to gerent you will be his right hand, as they say.

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  • gerent will either have to bow to the storm and fight, or else he will get the upper hand and quiet things again.

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  • After that gerent loaded him with presents, and so let him go well pleased.

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  • Leave me to see to him when we get to Watchet, for it is in my mind that gerent will want him.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • It would be hard to see him at all in the coming days, for not often was gerent here.

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  • However, gerent and we had our way, and so we thought to hear no more of the matter.

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  • gerent had done so, saying that I should be back there, but even that did not stir me now.

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  • And gerent took it without a word or so much as a glance at the bearer from under his heavy brows, and opened it.

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  • But gerent escaped, though it was said that it was sorely against his will.

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British Dictionary definitions for gerent

gerent

/ˈdʒɛrənt/
noun
1.
(rare) a person who rules or manages
Word Origin
C16: from Latin gerēns managing, from gerere to bear
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