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Definition of regent:

  1. A resident master of arts of less than five years' standing, or a doctor of less than twwo. They were formerly privileged to lecture in the schools.
  2. Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
  3. Exercising vicarious authority.
  4. One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
  5. One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler.
  6. Ruling; governing; regnant.

Synonyms:

agent, director, trustee, legal guardian, minister, powerful, ruler.

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