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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: realme, from Latin regimen; REGIMEN

realm

noun
     
Related topics: Government
realm [countable]
1 written a general area of knowledge, activity, or thought:
the spiritual realm
realm of
an idea that belongs in the realm of science fiction
2

within the realms of possibility

also not beyond the realm(s) of possibility used, often humorously, to say that something is possible even though you think it is not very likely:
I suppose it's not beyond the realms of possibility.
3 literaryPG a country ruled by a king or queen

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