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 for regent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Regent \Re"gent\ (r?"jent), a. [L. regens, -entis, p. pr. of
     regere to rule: cf. F. r['e]gent. See Regiment.]
     1. Ruling; governing; regnant. "Some other active regent
        principle . . . which we call the soul." --Sir M. Hale.
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     2. Exercising vicarious authority. --Milton.
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     Queen regent. See under Queen, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Regent \Re"gent\, n. [F. r['e]gent. See Regent, a.]
     1. One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler. --Milton.
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     2. Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who
        governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability
        of the sovereign.
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     3. One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a
        superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the
        Smithsonian Institution.
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     4. (Eng.Univ.) A resident master of arts of less than five
        years' standing, or a doctor of less than twwo. They were
        formerly privileged to lecture in the schools.
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     Regent bird (Zool.), a beautiful Australian bower bird
        ({Sericulus melinus). The male has the head, neck, and
        large patches on the wings, bright golden yellow, and the
        rest of the plumage deep velvety black; -- so called in
        honor of the Prince of Wales (afterward George IV.), who
        was Prince Regent in the reign of George III.
  
     The Regents of the University of the State of New York, the
        members of a corporate body called the University of New
        York. They have a certain supervisory power over the
        incorporated institution for Academic and higher education
        in the State.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  regent
      adj 1: acting or functioning as a regent or ruler; "prince-
             regent"
      n 1: members of a governing board [syn: regent, trustee]
      2: someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or
         minority of the country's monarch

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REGENT. 1. A ruler, a governor. The term is usually applied to one who 
  governs a regency, or rules in the place of another. 
       2. In the canon law, it signifies a master or professor of a college. 
  Dict. du Dr. Call. h.t. 3. It sometimes means simply a ruler, director, or 
  superintendent; as, in New York, where the board who have the 
  superintendence of all the colleges, academies and schools, are called the 
  regents of the University of the state of New York. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Regent, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    211
     Housing Units (2000): 126
     Land area (2000):     0.546876 sq. miles (1.416403 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.546876 sq. miles (1.416403 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            66020
     Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
     Location:             46.421937 N, 102.557208 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     58650
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Regent, ND
      Regent
  

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