regiment


regiment
regiment [rej′ə mənt; ] for v. [, rej′əment΄]
n.
[ME < MFr < LL regimentum < L regere, to rule: see RIGHT]
1. a military unit consisting of two or more battalions and forming a basic element of a division: since 1963 no longer a tactical unit in the U.S. Army
2. a large number (of persons, etc.)
3. Obs. rule; government
vt.
1. to form into a regiment or regiments
2. to assign to a regiment or group
3. to form into an organized or uniform group or groups; organize systematically
4. to organize in a rigid system under strict discipline and control
regimental
adj.
regimentally
adv.
regimentation
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.