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.

The surgical excision of the rectum and sigmoid.
rectrix (REK triks) (s) (noun); rectrices (REK tri sez", rek TRI sez) (pl)
1. A female ruler; a governess, a woman employed to teach and train children in a private home: Jane was hired as a rectrix, or rectoress, by a wealthy family to provide lessons for their children in science, languages, mathematics, music, and behavior.
2. The feminine administrative head of some schools, colleges, or universities: Mrs. Johnson was the principal, or rectrix, of the local educational institution in Mary’s town.
3. In ornithology, a bird’s tail feather used to guide it during flight: One of the long back quill-feathers of a bird, or rectrix, is employed as a rudder or control surface, and is used to steer or to direct the path it takes while flying in the air.

The long, stiff, asymmetrically shaped feathers on the tails of a bird are called retrices and their primary functions are to aid in the production of both thrust and lift during flight.

regicide, regicidism, regicidal
1. The killing of a king; especially, someone who kills his/her own king.
2. Someone who commits the crime of regicide.
regime, régime (s) (noun); regimes, régimes (pl)
1. A government of a particular country; especially, one that is considered to be oppressive: Even in these modern times, there are several national regimes that place their citizens in undemocratic conditions.
2. Any controlling or managing group, or the system adopted by it: With the new company regime, the supervisors are required to file weekly reports about the successes or failures of those they are responsible for.
3. A regulated system, as of diet and exercise; a regimen or a program to improve one's health: After the physician's examination, Richard was put on a strict regime of working out daily.
5. Etymology: from French régime, from Latin regimen, "rule, guidance, government"; from regere, "to move in a straight line", and so, "to direct, to rule, to guide".
A system of government or administration.
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regimen (s) (noun), regimens (pl)
1. A prescribed or recommended program of medication, diet, exercise, or other measures intended to improve a person's health or fitness, or to stabilize a medical condition: Adam had a variety of musclebuilding regimens that were prescribed by his fitness trainer.

Shirley had a low-salt diet as one regimen; as well as, specific vitamins for another regimen.

2. Etymology: from Latin regimen, "rule, guidance, government" from regere, "to rule."
A course of diet, exercise, etc.
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regiment (s), regiments (pl) (noun forms)
1. Subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization.
2. A military unit usually consisting of two or three battalions of ground troops divided into smaller companies or troops under the command of a colonel.
3. At one time it meant, governmental rule or administration.
4. Etymology: "government, rule, control"; from Old French regiment, "government, rule", from Late Latin regimentum, "rule, direction"; from Latin regimen, "rule, guidance, government"; all of which came from regere, "to rule".
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?"

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-.