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.
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.
When her brother said Rebecca was a maladroit, he was referring to her use of a computer for the first time.
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.
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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.
2. An organism that maintains the osmotic concentration of its body fluid at a level independent of the surrounding medium.
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].
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-.