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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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Instantly the trapdoor at the top flew up, something was screamed to the driver, and the cab flew madly off down Regent Street.
We had been sauntering slowly down Regent Street during this conversation, and Dr.
It may not be for me to say that I have been called, for some years now, Gentleman Turveydrop, or that his Royal Highness the Prince Regent did me the honour to inquire, on my removing my hat as he drove out of the Pavilion at Brighton (that fine building), 'Who is he?
He looked at the shops in Regent Street and picked out the articles he could buy for the money.
The god of the moon is represented, in the Hindoo mythology, as a four-armed deity, seated on an antelope; and one of his titles is the regent of the night.
Happily for the success of this undertaking, the regents were not accustomed to resist these appeals to their generosity, whenever there was the smallest prospect of a donation to second the request.
For a short time after the charter of the regents was received, the trustees of this institution employed a graduate of one of the Eastern colleges to instruct such youth as aspired to knowledge within the walls of the edifice which we have described.
It is also much better for those tyrants who quit their kingdom to do this than to leave behind them money they have hoarded up; for their regents will be much less desirous of making innovations, and they are more to be dreaded by absent tyrants than the citizens; for such of them as he suspects he takes with him, but these regents must be left behind.
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Good public policy is important regardless of which personalities are in elected or appointed office," said Jenifer Sarver, spokeswoman for the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education, one of the most outspoken advocates for stricter regent guidelines.
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Taipei, April 23, 2010 (CENS) -- After taking over the Regent brand at US$56 million, Grand Formosa Regent Taipei will vigorously expand the global network of Regent hotel chains, with the goal of increasing its number to 40, up from 17 now, in five to 10 years, said Steven Pan, chairman of Grand Formosa Regent Taipei yesterday (April 22).