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.

insurrectionist (s) (noun), insurrectionists (pl)
An individual who provokes or takes part in an armed revolution against an established government; especially, in the hope of improving the political situation: In the United States, Nat Turner, who was an insurrectionist in 1831, was  the head of a rebellion of slaves in Virginia and he was later found and executed.
interregnum (in tuhr REG nuhm)
1. The time between the end of one reign and the beginning of the next one.
2. The time between two reigns, governments, etc.
3. A period of time during which there is no government, control, or authority.
4. An interruption or a pause or gap in any continuous activity or series.
maladroit (s) (noun), maladroits (pl)
An uncoordinated person; a bungler: As a new ice skater, Bruce's maladroits resulted in several bruises and a broken wrist.

When her brother said Rebecca was a maladroit, he was referring to her use of a computer for the first time.

maladroit (adjective), more maladroit, most maladroit
1. A reference to not being skillful or being awkward: The maladroit helper of the mechanic caused things to become worse instead of finding solutions to the problems that were presented.

The presidential candidate has been criticized for what is considered to be his maladroit remarks about the Olympics in London and for suggesting that Jerusalem was once the capital of Israel; among other things.

2. Relating to being tackless and insensitive in one’s behavior or speech:: Ralph's neighbor has a son who is a maladroit teenager in that he is not socially, physically, nor mentally skilled, and so he is unaware of what appropriate behavior is.
Unskillful and awkward.
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Unskillful and clumsy.
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A lack of perception or judgment.
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Bungling and making poor reactions.
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maladroitly (adverb), more maladroitly, most maladroitly
A reference to how someone is uncoordinated or is lacking sufficient knowledge: The governor handled the state budget so maladroitly that it resulted in his being severely criticized by many of his citizens.
maladroitness (s) (noun) (usually no plural form)
Something that is tactless, unskilled, and insensitive in behavior or speech: Jeremy's maladroitness in his sport was a result of his not having enough training or experiences so he was awkward in his movements.

The politician was often undiplomatic, or bungling, which became the maladroitness that caused him to lose the election because people could not tolerate his incompetent comments.

Having several aims or covering several aspects of a situation.
Control of the volume and composition of body fluids.
1. A cell that can utilize energy to control the concentration of salts in the intracellular fluid and therefore maintain an osmotic pressure independent of the environment.
2. An organism that maintains the osmotic concentration of its body fluid at a level independent of the surrounding medium.
pax regis
The peace of the king.

The peace of the king; that is, the peace, good order, and security for life and property that it is one of the objects of government to maintain , and which the king, as the personification of the power of the state, is supposed to guaranty to all persons within the protection of the law.

This term was also given in ancient times, to a certain privileged district or sanctuary. The pax regis, or verge of the court, as it was afterwards called, extended from the palace-gate to the distance of three miles, three furlongs, three acres, nine feet, nine palms, and nine barleycorns. [The verge or virge is from old English law and referred to the area of the royal court that bounded the jurisdiction of the lord steward of the household].

—From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed.; St. Paul, Minnesota;
West Publishing Co.; 1990.
rail (s), rails (pl) (nouns)
1. A barrier consisting of a horizontal wooden or metal bar and supports which people can use to hold on to in order to keep from falling.
2. A bar or bars of rolled steel making a track, or tracks, along which vehicles; such as, trains, can roll or travel on.
3. The railroad as a means of transportation: "Our products were transported by rail to the various stores."
4. Etymology: "a bar" from early 14th century, from Old French reille, from Common Latin regla, from Latin regula, "straight stick" from a form related to regere, "to straighten, to guide".

Technically, railings are horizontal while palings are vertical.

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-.