Definition of realm in English:

realm

Syllabification: realm
Pronunciation: /relm
 
/

noun

archaic , • literary , or Law
  • 1A kingdom: the peers of the realm the defense of the realm
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    • The latter term would be reserved for actions relating to the armed forces and the defence of the realm.
    • The defence of the realm, which is the Crown's first duty, is the paradigm of so grave a matter.
    • The only avenue for a Norman legal order, common to the realm, was through a loyal judiciary.
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  • 1.1A field or domain of activity or interest: the realm of applied chemistry
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    • To use them to catch foxes is something that is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility,’ he said.
    • Therefore, do not consider even bothering to try asking for any help as it is completely beyond the realms of possibility that you will be able to find a helpful face in the entire store.
    • Yes councillor, it is not beyond the realms of possibility for councillors, highways, and bus company management to sort out some solution.
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  • 1.2 Zoology A primary biogeographical division of the earth’s surface.
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    • The gyre we planned to survey is one of the largest ocean realms on Earth, and one of five major subtropical gyres on the planet.
    • The species are representative of both the Midcontinent and Atlantic faunal realms, but dominantly the former.
    • The Ordovician faunas described herein represent both the Midcontinent and Atlantic faunal realms.

Origin

Middle English rewme, from Old French reaume, from Latin regimen 'government' (see regimen). The spelling with -l- (standard from circa1600) was influenced by Old French reiel 'royal'.

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