Ancien r'egime
R'egime R['e]`gime" (r?`zh?m"), n. [F. See {Regimen}.] 1. Mode or system of rule or management; character of government, or of the prevailing social system. [1913 Webster]

I dream . . . of the new r['e]gime which is to come. --H. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

2. (Hydraul.) The condition of a river with respect to the rate of its flow, as measured by the volume of water passing different cross sections in a given time, uniform r['e]gime being the condition when the flow is equal and uniform at all the cross sections. [1913 Webster]

{The ancient r['e]gime}, or {Ancien r['e]gime} [F.], the former political and social system, as distinguished from the modern; especially, the political and social system existing in France before the Revolution of 1789. [1913 Webster]


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  • R'egime — R[ e] gime (r? zh?m ), n. [F. See {Regimen}.] 1. Mode or system of rule or management; character of government, or of the prevailing social system. [1913 Webster] I dream . . . of the new r[ e]gime which is to come. H. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The ancient r'egime — R egime R[ e] gime (r? zh?m ), n. [F. See {Regimen}.] 1. Mode or system of rule or management; character of government, or of the prevailing social system. [1913 Webster] I dream . . . of the new r[ e]gime which is to come. H. Kingsley. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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