Regent



noun
1.
a person who exercises the ruling power in a kingdom during the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
2.
a ruler or governor.
3.
a member of the governing board of a state university or a state educational system.
4.
a university officer who exercises general supervision over the conduct and welfare of the students.
5.
(in certain Catholic universities) a member of the religious order who is associated in the administration of a school or college with a layperson who is its dean or director.
adjective
6.
acting as regent of a country; exercising ruling authority in behalf of a sovereign during his or her minority, absence, or disability (usually used postpositively):
a prince regent.
noun
1.
the ruler or administrator of a country during the minority, absence, or incapacity of its monarch
2.
(formerly) a senior teacher or administrator in any of certain universities
3.
(US & Canadian) a member of the governing board of certain schools and colleges
4.
(rare) any person who governs or rules
adjective
5.
(usually postpositive) acting or functioning as a regent: a queen regent
6.
(rare) governing, ruling, or controlling

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