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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: régime, from Latin regimen; REGIMEN

regime

noun
     
re‧gime W2 [countable]
1PG a government, especially one that was not elected fairly or that you disapprove of for some other reason:
The regime got rid of most of its opponents.
2PGBB a particular system - used especially when talking about a previous system, or one that has just been introduced
under a regime
Under the new regime, all sheep and cattle will be regularly tested for disease.
3x-ref a special plan of food, exercise etc that is intended to improve your health [= regimen]:
a dietary regime
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