regi-, reg-, rec-, rex-

(Latin: to direct, to rule, to lead straight, to keep straight; to guide, to govern)

Although it does not appear to be correct, all of the words in this unit etymologically come from this family group. Some words; such as, surge and its related formats, may be presented as separate units; however, they originally evolved from this family unit.

regiment, regiments, regimented, regimenting (verb forms)
1. To strictly organize and to control something: "The parents carefully regiment the diet of their children so they can grow up healthy and strong."
2. To strictly control the behavior or people: "They criticized the way the company regiments its employees."

"Are they regimenting the way you do your work, too?"

regimental (adjective), more regimental, most regimental
Referring to or pertaining to a military formation varying in size from a battalion to a number of battalions: "The regimental commander left his regimental headquarters to check on his military unit."
regimentation (s) (noun), regimentations (pl)
1. A strict control over an organization or people; or the imposition of order or discipline: "Jason was accustomed to the regimentation of military life."
2. The act of placing someone or something under strict and inflexible organization or control, or the condition of being very strictly organized and controlled: "Some recruits do not respond well to military regimentations."

"The soldiers in the unit are a regimentation of disciplined, uniformed troops."

regimented (adjective), more regimented, most regimented
Very strictly organized or controlled: "Todd survived the regimented life of as a longterm prisoner."

"Kate learned to appreciate her regimented military career."

region (s) (noun), regions (pl)
1. An area, segment, or location in which politics, cultures, or geography are different from other areas: "A region can be a part of a country or of the world, etc. that is different or separate from other parts in some way."

"Monroe is the sales manage of the California region."

2. Places that are indicated on a person's body or an area that is near a specified part of the body: "Henry's mother has a terrible pain in her lower back region."
3. Etymology: from Anglo-French regioun, Old Fremch region; both of which came from Latin regionem and regio, "direction, boundary, district, country"; ultimately from Latin regere, "to direct, to rule".
regionalism (s) (noun), regionalisms (pl)
Having interests in or special loyalties to a particular area: "The people have a strong regionalism that the city will improve the negative economic situation that has been developing."
regnant (adjective), more regnant, most regnant
1. A reference to ruling or reigning.
2. Descriptive of having the chief power or authority; dominant.
3. Pertaining to common or to widespread occurrences.
Regnat populus.
The people rule.

Motto of the State of Arkansas, USA.


Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; poten-; tyran-.