Regiment

Definition of Regiment

Reg´i`ment   Pronunciation: ~ment
n.1.Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen.
But what are kings, when regiment is gone,
But perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
- Marlowe.
The law of nature doth now require of necessity some kind of regiment.
- Hocker.
2.A region or district governed.
3.(Mil.) A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten.
Regiment of the line
(Mil.) a regiment organized for general service; - in distinction from those (as the Life Guards) whose duties are usually special.
v. t.1.To form into a regiment or into regiments.
[imp. & p. p. Regimented; p. pr. & vb. n. Regimenting.]
2.To form into classified units or bodies; to systematize according to classes, districts or the like.
The people are organized or regimented into bodies, and special functions are relegated to the several units.
- J. W. Powell.
3.To organize and manage in a uniform and rigid manner; to control with a strict discipline.

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