|a.||1.||Ruling; governing; regnant.|
|2.||Exercising vicarious authority.|
|n.||1.||One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler.|
|2.||Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.|
|3.||One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; |
|4.||(Eng.Univ.) 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.|
|Noun||1.||regent - members of a governing board|
|2.||regent - someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch|
|Adj.||1.||regent - acting or functioning as a regent or ruler; "prince-regent"|
REGENT. 1. A ruler, a governor. The term is usually applied to one who
governs a regency, or rules in the place of another.
2. In the canon law, it signifies a master or professor of a college. Dict. du Dr. Call. h.t. 3. It sometimes means simply a ruler, director, or superintendent; as, in New York, where the board who have the superintendence of all the colleges, academies and schools, are called the regents of the University of the state of New York.