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.

resurrectionary (adjective), more resurrectionary, most resurrectionary
1. Referring to that which can be brought back into use or to be noticed again: The old waterfront of the town had resurrectionary possibilities and so the citizens all started improving the situation and making it attractive.
2. A reference to a return to life or from a state of death: Jack thought that the resurrectionary likelihood of seeing his father again after he died calmed Jack and gave him hope.
royal (adjective), more royal, most royal
1. Pertaining to a monarch or the family of a monarch; regal: Susan's friend said that she had a royal ancestry and that she was related to a prince of long ago!
2. Descriptive of a person having the conduct or bearing of a nomarch: Little Jenifer tried to act like a royal princess in the play she and her friends put on for her parents.
3. Regarding something above the normal size, quality, status; position: After Jane came in from doing shopping on a hot day, she had a royal headache and went straight to bed in her cool bedroom.
royalism (s) (noun), royalisms (pl)
Respect or attachment to monarchism or to the principles of a monarchial government: Royalism is quite prevalent in many Canadian towns where so man people are supporters of the King of England.
royalist (s) (noun), royalists (pl)
Someone who supports the royal family or who thinks that their own country should have a king or queen: Lynn's parents could be termed royalists because they tried to see the royalties when they came to visit Canada.
royally (adverb), more royally most royally
1. Descriptive of how something is done in a noble or regal way: The horses of the monarchy are known to be royally bred.
2. Regarding how something is done or presented in a grand manner or to a fantastic degree: When Lance invited his girlfriend out to dinner, he did it royally by going to a very elegant restaurant.
royalty (s) (noun), royalties (pl)
1. The members of the royal family: The famous horse race, "The Royal Ascot" was attended by the royalty of England.
2. The power, rank, or status of a king or queen: King Charles II has the standing of a royalty.
3. The percentage of the income or profit from the sales of a performance, book, patented invention, etc. which is paid to the author, inventor, etc.: After completing his novel, having it published, and being sold in the book stores, Mr. Smart received a sizeable amount of royalties.
rule (s) (noun), rules (pl)
1. A law, instruction, or regulation: There were many rules in school that the students had to follow, like not smoking on the school grounds.
2. A normal condition. As a rule, the Rawsons always eat a late breakfast on Sundays.
3. An advisory or notice informing people what they ought to do so that they can achieve succes of some kind: Dr. Good told Inge that, as a rule, she should drink plenty of water on hot days.
rule (verb), rules; ruled; ruling
1. To make decisions; to reign over; to regulate: In the story, the good fairy ruled or governed the fairy land until her death.
2. To influence or to restrict someone's actions in a negative way: Ever since she was a child, a dread of being alone in the house ruled Sally's life and caused her parents much concern.
3. To state that something is true or must happen: The court ruled that the case was closed.
ruler (s) (noun), rulers (pl)
1. An individual who governs: The dominant mother was the ruler in the home and constantly controlled her children, which was really not good at all.
2. A rigid and rectangular measuring implement: A ruler is a handy devicet with detailed graduations in units to assess how long something is, or to make a straight line on a piece of paper.
ruling (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Regarding someone or something that reigns or controls: Tom read about the ruling party in Mexico and the voters's dissatisfaction of it.
2. Pertaining to a passion or emotion that strongly influences their undertakings: One ruling desire that Jeff has is to climb Mr. Everest, so he is preparing himself for it this year.
ruling (s) (noun), rulings (pl)
A decision or decree on a point of law made by an authorised individual: In court, the judge said that the ruling or verdict would be made the following week.
sortie (s) (noun), sorties (pl)
1. An attack made by a small military force into enemy territory: Jim was part of the sortie that assaulted the opponents from a besieged position.
2. A mission flown by a combat military aircraft: A sortie is the flight of a combat plane on a military assignment.
3. An armed attacks: The dangerous sortie was made from a place surrounded by enemy forces.
4. A brief trip away from home: Jack and Jill decided to go on a sortie and experience adventures in an unfamiliar place.
5. Etymology: "attack of the besieged upon the besiegers"; from French sortie; literally, "a going out", noun use of the past participle verb form of sortir, "go out", from Old French, "to go out, to escape"; from Latin surgere, "to rise up" which is from "fountain, stream" and from sub, "up from below" + regere, "to keep straight, to guide".

sortie (verb), sorties; sortied; sortieing
1. To strike or raid against an enemy position: The army sortied against enemy forces with their aircraft.
2. To come out from a defensive position to make an attack: The special forces are currently sortieing terrorist forces in the mountains."
3. To take a short journey to a place where people have not been before, often with a particular purpose: Lynn sortied into the new fitness studio to see what the trainers have to offer.

During Tom's vacation in the national park, he sortied into the various attractive areas that were available there.

sortilege (s) (noun), sortileges (pl)
1. The practice of magic with supernatural powers: With the wave of her magical wand, the Fairy Godmother, skilled in sortilege, changed the poor little scullery maid into a beautiful princess.
2. Etymology: from Latin sortilegus, “prophetic, soothsayer”; from sors, “lot, fortune” plus legere, “to read”.
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source (s) (noun), sources (pl)
1. The place, person, or thing from which information, products, etc. are obtained: One source of water for the family came from a well in their garden.
2. An informer for a reporter: Mr. Thompson didn't mention the name of his source from whom he got the information for the police.
3. The point of origin of a river or stream: While hiking in the nearby mountains, Jane and Jack found the source of the river that ran through their town.

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-.