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Meaning of regiment

reg•i•ment

Pronunciation: (n.rej'u-muntv.rej'u-ment&sec), [key]
— n.
  1. a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups, a headquarters unit, and certain supporting units.
  2. government.
—v.t.
  1. to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.
  2. to form into a regiment or regiments.
  3. to assign to a regiment or group.
  4. to form into an organized group, usually for the purpose of rigid or complete control.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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