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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Some of the Maubara regenten were supplied with canes and other symbols of authority, such as drums and banners, but most received pieces of 'extra fine' Indian cloth known as moeris, hamans, cassas and chelas.
(107) Michail Lomonosoff, Kurzgefafites Jahr-Buch der russischen Regenten, trans.
Lessing supported Jewish emancipation long before it seemed a practical possibility: as early as 1753, for example, he agreed with the anonymous author of Schreiben eines Juden an einen Philosophen 'dass es der Gerechtigkeit und dem Vorteile eines Regenten gemass sei, das Elend der judischen Nation aufzuheben' (G III, 175).
Maar wat ook gebeuren mocht, tot het beleid van regenten hoorde in alle tijden dat zij hun vuile was binnenshuis deden.
(38) Pieter Lagrou, `Patriotten en Regenten: het parochiale patriottisme van de na-oorlogse Nederlandse illegaliteit, 1945-1980', Oorlogsdocumentatie '40-'45 (1995).

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