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REGION, noun re'jun. [Latin regio, rego.]

1. A tract of land or space of indefinite extent, usually a tract of considerable extent. It is sometimes nearly synonymous with country; as all the region of Argob. Deuteronomy 3:4.

He had dominion over all the region on this side the river. 1 Kings 4:11.

So we speak of the airy region the etherial regions, the upper regions, the lower regions.

2. The inhabitants of a region or district of country. Matthew 3:5.

3. A part of the body; as the region of the heart or liver.

4. Place; rank.

He is of too high a region [Unusual.]