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Definition a member of a governing board — especially at a state university


someone who rules a country temporarily while the king or queen is too young, too sick, or away
  • The California Board of Regents voted to increase student fees 32% at all University of California schools.
regents = members of a governing board
  • The King was captured, so his son served as Regent in his absence.
  • That if the Lord Regent... hears you are going to look for the lost Prince, he won't let you start.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • regent = someone who rules a country temporarily
  • I had an excellent person to leave as regent while I'm away
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • regent = temporary ruler
  • It's a popular shortcut, the Inner Circle of Regent's Park.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • She'd seen it with Rusty at the Regent movie theater that winter, the year it won six Academy Awards.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • If she was able to pass the entrance or regents' examination, she would be permitted to enroll regardless of high school credits.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • One Sunday afternoon I followed the crowds to the zoological gardens in Regent's Park.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • He knows that among those Illuminati who were Masons there was a regent degree.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Lord Eddard Stark is herein named Protector of the Realm, to rule as regent until the heir comes of age.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • I sat down, and typed "Michael Lawler" and "Regent Street, London" into the search engine.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Shopping in Regent Street is perfectly splendid.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • On the walls of the classroom were dozens of certificates from the New York State Regents exam, testifying to first-class honors for Corcoran's students.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • As we lurch down Regent Street, and I am flung upon this woman, upon this man, I am not injured, I am not outraged by the collision.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Philip took him sometimes to the tavern off Regent Street.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Claude said he had been out at Prince Regent Hospital, not far from Bujumbura, and some of the students from the high school in Kibimba were there.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Does m'Lord forget that I was his regent-siridar here before?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • "You've got the royal family, the prince regents, Maer Alveron, Duchess Samista, Aculeus and Meluan Lackless...."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The captains showed plainly the concern they felt, the regent's lady was downcast, and the pilgrims did not at all enjoy seeing their property confiscated.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He walked from Westminster to his apartments near Regent's Park, about two.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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