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Definition of regent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

regent

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈriːdʒənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːdʒənt//
 
(also Regent)
 
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a person who rules a country because the king or queen is too young, old, ill/sick, etc. to act as regent Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin regent- ‘ruling’, from the verb regere.