WORD OF THE DAY
Regent
REE-jənt
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 15th century
1

A person appointed to administer a country because the monarch is a minor or is absent or incapacitated.

2

A member of the governing body of a university or other academic institution.

Examples of Regent in a sentence

“Until the young king reached his 18th birthday, his cousin was appointed regent.”

“As a regent of the university, she wanted to direct the endowment to grant more scholarships to low-income students.