Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Registership noun The office of a register.

Registrant (-tr a nt) noun [ Latin registrans , present participle] One who registers; esp., one who , by virtue of securing an official registration, obtains a certain right or title of possession, as to a trade-mark.

Registrar noun [ Late Latin registrarius , or French régistraire . See Register .] One who registers; a recorder; a keeper of records; as, a registrar of births, deaths, and marriages. See Register , noun , 3.

Registrarship noun The office of a registrar.

Registrary noun A registrar. [ Obsolete]

Registrate transitive verb To register. [ R.]

Registration noun [ Late Latin registratio , or French régistration . See Register , v. ]
1. The act of registering; registry; enrollment.

2. (Mus.) The art of selecting and combining the stops or registers of an organ.

Registry noun
1. The act of recording or writing in a register; enrollment; registration.

2. The place where a register is kept.

3. A record; an account; a register. Sir W. Temple.

Regius adjective [ Latin regius , from rex , regis , a king.] Of or pertaining to a king; royal.

Regius professor , an incumbent of a professorship founded by royal bounty, as in an English university.

Regive transitive verb To give again; to give back.

Regle transitive verb [ See Reglement .] To rule; to govern. [ Obsolete] "To regle their lives." Fuller.

Reglement noun [ French réglement , from régler , Latin regulare . See Regulate .] Regulation. [ Obsolete]

The reformation and reglement of usury.
Bacon.

Reglementary adjective [ French réglementaire , from réglement .] Regulative. [ R.]

Reglet noun [ French réglet , dim. of règle a rule, Latin regula . See Rule .]
1. (Architecture) A flat, narrow molding, used chiefly to separate the parts or members of compartments or panels from one another, or doubled, turned, and interlaced so as to form knots, frets, or other ornaments. See Illust . (12) of Column .

2. (Print.) A strip of wood or metal of the height of a quadrat, used for regulating the space between pages in a chase, and also for spacing out title-pages and other open matter. It is graded to different sizes, and designated by the name of the type that it matches; as, nonpareil reglet , pica reglet , and the like.

Regma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ............, -........., fracture, from .................. to break.] (Botany) A kind of dry fruit, consisting of three or more cells, each which at length breaks open at the inner angle.

Regmacarp noun [ Regma + Greek ......... fruit.] (Botany) Any dry dehiscent fruit.

Regnal adjective [ Latin regnum reign.] Of or pertaining to the reign of a monarch; as, regnal years.

Regnancy noun The condition or quality of being regnant; sovereignty; rule. Coleridge.

Regnant (-n a nt) adjective [ Latin regnans , -antis , present participle of regnare to reign: confer F régnant . See Reign .]
1. Exercising regal authority; reigning; as, a queen regnant .

2. Having the chief power; ruling; predominant; prevalent. "A traitor to the vices regnant ." Swift.

Regnative adjective Ruling; governing. [ Obsolete]

Regne noun & v. See Reign . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Regorge transitive verb [ French regorder ; re- + gorger to gorge. Confer Regurgitate .]
1. To vomit up; to eject from the stomach; to throw back. Hayward.

2. To swallow again; to swallow back.

Tides at highest mark regorge the flood.
Dryden.

Regrade intransitive verb [ Latin re- re- + gradi to go. Confer Regrede . ] To retire; to go back. [ Obsolete] W. Hales.

Regraft transitive verb To graft again.

Regrant transitive verb To grant back; to grant again or anew. Ayliffe.

Regrant noun
1. The act of granting back to a former proprietor.

2. A renewed of a grant; as, the regrant of a monopoly.

Regrate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Regrated ; present participle & verbal noun Regrating .] [ French regratter , literally, to scrape again. See Re -, and Grate , transitive verb ]
1. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance.

2. To offend; to shock. [ Obsolete] Derham.

Regrate transitive verb [ French regratter to regrate provisions; of uncertain origin.] (Eng.Law) To buy in large quantities, as corn, provisions, etc., at a market or fair, with the intention of selling the same again, in or near the same place, at a higher price, -- a practice which was formerly treated as a public offense.

Regrater noun [ French regrattier .] One who regrates.

Regratery noun The act or practice of regrating.

Regratiatory noun A returning or giving of thanks. [ Obsolete] Skelton.

Regrator noun One guilty of regrating.

Regrede intransitive verb [ Latin regredi to go back. Confer Regrade , Regress .] To go back; to retrograde, as the apsis of a planet's orbit. [ R.] Todhunter.

Regredience noun A going back; a retrogression; a return. [ R.] Herrick.

Regreet transitive verb To greet again; to resalute; to return a salutation to; to greet. Shak.

Regreet noun A return or exchange of salutation.

Regress noun [ Latin regressus , from regredi , regressus . See Regrede .]
1. The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression. "The progress or regress of man". F. Harrison.

2. The power or liberty of passing back. Shak.

Regress intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Regressed (-gr?st"); present participle & verbal noun Regressing .] To go back; to return to a former place or state. Sir T. Browne.

Regression noun [ Latin regressio : confer French régression .] The act of passing back or returning; retrogression; retrogradation. Sir T. Browne.

Edge of regression (of a surface) (Geom.) , the line along which a surface turns back upon itself; -- called also a cuspidal edge . -- Regression point (Geom.) , a cusp.

Regressive adjective [ Confer French régressif .]


1. Passing back; returning.

2. Characterized by retrogression; retrogressive.

Regressive metamorphism . (a) (Biol.) See Retrogression . (b) (Physiol.) See Katabolism .

Regressively adverb In a regressive manner.

Regret noun [ French, from regretter . See Regret , v. ]
1. Pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction. "A passionate regret at sin." Dr. H. More.

What man does not remember with regret the first time he read Robinson Crusoe?
Macaulay.

Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant.
Clarendon.

From its peaceful bosom [ the grave] spring none but fond regrets and tender recollections.
W. Irving.

2. Dislike; aversion. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.

Syn. -- Grief; concern; sorrow; lamentation; repentance; penitence; self-condemnation. -- Regret , Remorse , Compunction , Contrition , Repentance . Regret does not carry with it the energy of remorse , the sting of compunction , the sacredness of contrition , or the practical character of repentance . We even apply the term regret to circumstance over which we have had no control, as the absence of friends or their loss. When connected with ourselves, it relates rather to unwise acts than to wrong or sinful ones. C. J. Smith.

Regret transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Regretted (-tĕd); present participle & verbal noun Regretting .] [ French regretter , Old French regreter ; Latin prefix re- re- + a word of Teutonic origin; confer Goth. grētan to weep, Icelandic grāta . See Greet to lament.] To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends.

Calmly he looked on either life, and here
Saw nothing to regret , or there to fear.
Pope.

In a few hours they [ the Israelites] began to regret their slavery, and to murmur against their leader.
Macaulay.

Recruits who regretted the plow from which they had been violently taken.
Macaulay.

Regretful adjective Full of regret; indulging in regrets; repining. -- Re*gret"ful*ly , adverb

Regrow intransitive verb & t. To grow again.

The snail had power to regrow them all [ horns, tongue, etc.]
A. B. Buckley.

Regrowth noun The act of regrowing; a second or new growth. Darwin.

The regrowth of limbs which had been cut off.
A. B. Buckley.

Reguardant adjective (Her.) Same as Regardant .

Reguerdon transitive verb [ Prefix re- re- + guerdon : confer Old French reguerdonner .] To reward. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Regulable adjective Capable of being regulated. [ R.]