r'egime

R\'egime

R['e]`gime"\ (r?`zh?m"), n. [F. See Regimen.]

1. Mode or system of rule or management; character of government, or of the prevailing social system.

I dream . . . of the new r['e]gime which is to come. --H. Kingsley.

2. (Hydraul.) The condition of a river with respect to the rate of its flow, as measured by the volume of water passing different cross sections in a given time, uniform r['e]gime being the condition when the flow is equal and uniform at all the cross sections.

The ancient r['e]gime, or Ancien r['e]gime [F.], the former political and social system, as distinguished from the modern; especially, the political and social system existing in France before the Revolution of 1789.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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