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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.

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This situation was to continue, as far as I can gather, at least until the end of the Regenten period (around 1748).
Bij ons stond in Het Laatste Nieuws dat Fortuyns dood een einde maakte aan "de laatste mythe" van de Nederlandse politiek, met name dat dat land op de best mogelijke wijze bestuurd wordt door zijn regenten (geciteerd in Algemeen Dagblad, 11 mei 2002).
Dieter Blume's magisterial study Regenten des Himmels comprises a detailed investigation of the images of astrology from the eleventh to the late fifteenth century.

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