[ruh-zheem, rey-, or, sometimes, -jeem]
a mode or system of rule or government: a dictatorial regime.
a ruling or prevailing system.
a government in power.
the period during which a particular government or ruling system is in power.
Medicine/Medical, regimen ( def 1 ).
Also, régime.

1770–80; < French régime < Latin regimen regimen

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regime or régime (reɪˈʒiːm)
1.  a system of government or a particular administration: a fascist regime; the regime of Fidel Castro
2.  a social system or order
3.  med another word for regimen
[C18: from French, from Latin regimen guidance, from regere to rule]
régime or régime
[C18: from French, from Latin regimen guidance, from regere to rule]

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Word Origin & History

"system of government or rule," 1792, from Fr. régime, from L. regimen "rule, guidance, government," from regere (see regal). In Fr., l'ancien régime refers to the system of government before the revolution of 1789.
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Medical Dictionary

regime re·gime (rā-zhēm', rĭ-)
A regulated system, as of diet and exercise; a regimen.

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Cultural Dictionary
regime [(ray-zheem, ri-zheem)]

An administration, or a system of managing government.

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Example sentences
Most of these governments have been military regimes with obvious ethnic
There is much debate at the moment around whether new technologies can change
Salads are of course an integral part of such regimes.
Horrific regimes can sustain themselves for quite some time for the rather
  obvious reason that they do not hold elections.
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