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REG'IMENT, noun [Latin regimen.]

1. In military affairs, a body of men, either horse, foot or artillery, commanded by a colonel or lieutenant colonel and major, and consisting of a number of companies, usually from eight to ten.

2. Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; as used by Hooker, Hale and others. [Wholly obsolete.]

REG'IMENT, verb transitive To form into a regiment or into regiments with proper officers. [A military use of the word.]