What is regime?

  • (noun): The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.
    Synonyms: government, authorities
    See also — Additional definitions below


The word regime (also "régime", from the original French pronunciation) refers to a set of conditions, most often of a political nature.

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The Spirit Of The Beehive - Historical Context
... The film was made in 1973, when the regime was not as severe as it had been at the beginning however it was still not possible to be openly critical of the regime ... in all media in Spain had already managed to slip material critical of the regime past the censor ...
Independent Student Movement - CIS Role in Iran's Oil Sanctions
... of strong oil and gas, and financial sanctions against the Iranian regime to cut the revenue flows essential for the regime to survive ... International sanctions are now bankrupting the regime and the Iranian people are holding the regime responsible for their food and fuel shortages and increasing poverty ... government to replace the illegitimate and corrupt regime now in power ...
The Mortal Storm - Plot
... a professor, who does not abide by the attitude of the new regime towards scientific fact ... to the racial theories that were favoured by the regime leads at first to a boycott of his classes and eventually to his capture ... Later, trying to flee the Nazi regime, Freya and Martin attempt to ski across the border to safety in Austria ...
Regime - Science
... See also Fire regime and River regime In scientific discussions, a regime is a class of physical conditions, usually parameterised by some specific measures, where a particular ... Very often a regime corresponds to a limiting condition ... The region of measurable parameter space that corresponds to a regime is very often loosely defined ...
Tanaro (river) - Regime
... The seasonal regime of the river is therefore more typical of an Apennine torrent, with a maximum discharge (which can reach 1,700 m³/s) in spring and autumn and a very small rate of flow in the summer ...

More definitions of "regime":

  • (noun): (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet).
    Synonyms: regimen

Famous quotes containing the word regime:

    I always draw a parallel between oppression by the regime and oppression by men. To me it is just the same. I always challenge men on why they react to oppression by the regime, but then they do exactly the same things to women that they criticize the regime for.
    Sethembile N., South African black anti-apartheid activist. As quoted in Lives of Courage, ch. 19, by Diana E. H. Russell (1989)

    Bourgeois existence is the regime of private affairs ... and the family is the rotten, dismal edifice in whose closets and crannies the most ignominious instincts are deposited. Mundane life proclaims the total subjugation of eroticism to privacy.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. It is the freedom to refrain, withdraw and abstain which makes a totalitarian regime impossible.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)