Meaning of “regime” in the English Dictionary

"regime" in British English

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regimenoun [ C ]

uk /reɪˈʒiːm/ us /reɪˈʒiːm/

regime noun [ C ] (MANAGEMENT)

C2 mainly disapproving a particular government or a system or method of government:

a particular way of operating or organizing a business, etc.:

The regime in this office is hard work and more hard work.

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  • The regime tried to silence dissent with a programme of mass murder.
  • He urged governments worldwide to break diplomatic ties with the new regime.
  • The government was accused of covert military operations against the regime.
  • The once docile population has finally risen up against the ruthless regime.
  • The drafting of a new constitution cannot be a monopoly of the white minority regime .

(Definition of “regime” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"regime" in American English

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regimenoun [ C ]

us /reɪˈʒim, rə-/

a particular government, or a system or method of government:

a Communist/totalitarian regime

(Definition of “regime” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"regime" in Business English

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regimenoun [ C ]

uk /reɪˈʒiːm/ us

a particular way of operating or organizing a system, an economy, etc.:

an investment/a pricing/a tax regime Many individual employees will benefit from this favourable tax regime.
Trading would be under London's regulatory regime.

(Definition of “regime” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)