regiment

[n. rej-uh-muhnt; v. rej-uh-ment]
noun
1.
Military. a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups, a headquarters unit, and certain supporting units.
2.
Obsolete, government.
verb (used with object)
3.
to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.
4.
to form into a regiment or regiments.
5.
to assign to a regiment or group.
6.
to form into an organized group, usually for the purpose of rigid or complete control.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin regimentum, equivalent to Latin reg(ere) to rule + -i- -i- + -mentum -ment

nonregimented, adjective
overregiment, verb (used with object)
unregimented, adjective

regime, regimen, regiment.
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regiment
 
n
1.  a military formation varying in size from a battalion to a number of battalions
2.  a large number in regular or organized groups: regiments of beer bottles
 
vb
3.  to force discipline or order on, esp in a domineering manner
4.  to organize into a regiment or regiments
5.  to form into organized groups
6.  to assign to a regiment
 
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin regimentum government, from Latin regere to rule]
 
regi'mental
 
adj
 
regi'mentally
 
adv
 
regimen'tation
 
n

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regiment
1390, "government, rule, control," from O.Fr. regiment "government, rule" (1314), from L.L. regimentum "rule, direction," from L. regimen (see regimen). Meaning "unit of an army" first recorded 1579 (originally the reference was to permanent organization and discipline),
from French. The verb, with sense of "to form into a regiment" is first recorded 1617. Regimentation first recorded 1877. Regimentals "dress proper to a particular regiment, militaty uniform" is attested from 1742.
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In particular, in the past year or so, a glamorous regiment of bloggers has started to write about beauty products.
Each regiment was divided into between two and five companies.
Today, the regiment maintains a total of two sabre squadrons.
The harm is that others might take this regiment and the cancer might come back or die.
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