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Regimen

regimen
1. Orderly government; system of order; adminisration.
2. Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation; especially.
(Science: medicine) A systematic course of diet, etc, pursed with a view to improving or preserving the health, or for the purpose of attaining some particular effect, as a reduction of flesh; sometimes used synonymously with hygiene.
3. A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government. The word or words governed.
See: right, and cf. Regal, regime, regiment.
Origin: L. Regimen, -inis, fr. Regere to guide, to rule.


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