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regiment

[n. rej-uh-muh nt; v. rej-uh-ment] /n. ˈrɛdʒ ə mənt; v. ˈrɛdʒ əˌmɛnt/
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin regimentum, equivalent to Latin reg(ere) to rule + -i- -i- + -mentum -ment
Related forms
nonregimented, adjective
overregiment, verb (used with object)
unregimented, adjective
Can be confused
regime, regimen, regiment.
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regiment

noun (ˈrɛdʒɪmənt)
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
verb (transitive) (ˈrɛdʒɪˌmɛnt)
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
Derived Forms
regimental, adjective
regimentally, adverb
regimentation, noun
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Late Latin regimentum government, from Latin regere to rule
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Word Origin and History for unregimented

regiment

n.

late 14c., "government, rule, control," from Old French regiment "government, rule" (14c.), from Late Latin regimentum "rule, direction," from Latin regere "to rule" (see regal). Meaning "unit of an army" first recorded 1570s (originally the reference was to permanent organization and discipline), from French. The exact number in the unit varies over time and place.

v.

"to form into a regiment," 1610s, from regiment (n.). General sense of "organize systematically" is from 1690s. Related: Regimented; regimenting.

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