Definition of “regent” - English Dictionary

“regent” in British English

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regentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈriː.dʒənt/ us /ˈriː.dʒənt/

a person who rules a country only for a limited period, because the king or queen is absent or too young, too ill, etc.

regent
adjective [ after noun ] uk us

Prince Regent

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

“regent” in American English

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regentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈri·dʒənt/

(in the US) a member of the governing group of a university or educational system:

the Board of Regents

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