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.

rectitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
In medicine, an inflammation of the anus; proctitis: Dr. Smart told Alan that he had a case of rectitis which was irritating the lining of his rectum and causing him pain.
rectitude (s) (noun), rectitudes (pl)
Moral correctness or honesty in behavior when making decisions: Rectitude is an attribute or quality which implies that a person's actions are justified, and it can have the connotation that someone has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that is pleasing to God.
An absolute adherence to morality.
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A strict obedience and honesty regarding any legal regulations.
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Adherence to honesty.
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recto (s) (noun), rectos (pl)
1. The right-hand page of a book or other printing that usually has an odd number on it: Usually the title of a story is printed on the recto of a publication, not on the verso, which is on the left-hand side of an open volume!
2. The front side of something that is flat and which is examined: Sherry had to use a magnifying glass in order to see the very fine print on the recto surface of the old coin which she found in the garden behind her house.
rectoabdominal (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the rectum and the abdomen: When Catherine was at her gynaecologist's, a rectoabdominal examination was performed requiring one hand to lie flat on the abdominal wall and a finger of the other hand inserted into the rectum.
rectoanal (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning the anus and rectum: In his medical studies, Jeff learned about rectoanal disorders that often occurred with older patients.
rectocolitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Swelling and soreness of the colon and rectum: Since Greg was suffering from abdominal pains, he went to see his doctor who diagnosed him as having a condition of rectocolitis, an inflammation of the large intestine, and sent him to hospital for further examinations.
rectocolonic (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning the colon and rectum: At the doctor's office, Ruth was informed that she had a rectocolonic disorder which was the reason why she had pains.
rectocystotomy (s) (noun), rectocystotomies (pl)
An operation regarding the bladder: In order to remove a stone in a person's bladder, a rectocystotomy needs to be performed in which an incision through the rectum is necessary.
rectoperineal (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the rectum and perineum: While at the gynaecologist's, Meg was told that she had a rectoperineal fistula which was between her vagina and anus.
rectopexy (s) (noun), rectopexies (pl)
Surgery, an operation to stabilise the bowel: The elderly Mr. Jones needed to have a rectopexy performed because of a prolapsing rectum, which was causing him to suffer so much.
rectoplasty (s) (noun), rectoplasties (pl)
An operation to rehabilitate the rectum or anus: A rectoplasty was highly recommended by Dr. Wall to reconstruct the terminal section of Mr. White's alimentary canal.
rector (s) (noun), rectors (pl)
1. A priest in an Anglican church: The rector of the parish conducts religious services and also consults or gives advice to the individual members of his congregation.
2. A Roman Catholic priest appointed to be a manager as well as a spiritual head of a church or other institution, such as a seminary or university: The rector, or religious official, conducts certain rituals and sacraments in his place of worship.
3. A person who is in charge as the primary administrator of a certain educational institution, college, or university: The chief manager of some European schools are known as rectors.
rectorrhagia (s) (noun) (no pl)
In medicine, rectal bleeding: At Dr. Hathaways's office, Mr. Taylor was daignosed as having a condition of rectorrhagia regarding serious bleeding from the anus, and he had to be treated in hospital as soon as possible.
rectorrhagy (s) (noun), (no pl)
The rupture or profuse discharge from the rectum: Because of Jim's case of rectorrhagy, his doctor sent him to hospital for immediate examination and treatment of the terminal part of his alimentary canal.
rectory (s) (noun), rectories (pl)
The home of a Roman Catholic priest: While walking along the road, the Smiths saw a beautiful ivy-covered rectory which wa the residence of the parish priest of the village.

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-.