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Regent

Re´gent   Pronunciation: r?´jent
a.1.Ruling; governing; regnant.
2.Exercising vicarious authority.
Queen regent
See under Queen, n.
n.1.One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler.
2.Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
3.One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
4.(Eng.Univ.) A resident master of arts of less than five years' standing, or a doctor of less than twwo. They were formerly privileged to lecture in the schools.
Regent bird
(Zool.) a beautiful Australian bower bird (Sericulus melinus). The male has the head, neck, and large patches on the wings, bright golden yellow, and the rest of the plumage deep velvety black; - so called in honor of the Prince of Wales (afterward George IV.), who was Prince Regent in the reign of George III.
The Regents of the University of the State of New York
the members of a corporate body called the University of New York. They have a certain supervisory power over the incorporated institution for Academic and higher education in the State.
Noun1.regent - members of a governing board
Synonyms: trustee
2.regent - someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch
Adj.1.regent - acting or functioning as a regent or ruler; "prince-regent"

REGENT. 1. A ruler, a governor. The term is usually applied to one who governs a regency, or rules in the place of another.
     2. In the canon law, it signifies a master or professor of a college. Dict. du Dr. Call. h.t. 3. It sometimes means simply a ruler, director, or superintendent; as, in New York, where the board who have the superintendence of all the colleges, academies and schools, are called the regents of the University of the state of New York.

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