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1a permanent unit of an army typically commanded by a colonel and divided into several companies, squadrons, or batteries and often into two battalions:two or three miles inland a highly experienced artillery regiment had established a defensive position an operational unit of artillery. a large array or number of people or things:a neat regiment of jars and bottles 2 archaic rule or government over a person, people, or country:the powers of ecclesiastical regiment which none but the Church should wield
[with object] (usually be regimented)
1organize according to a strict, sometimes oppressive system or pattern:every aspect of their life is strictly regimented 2 rare form (troops) into a regiment or regiments.