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Ancien r'egime Explained

Ancien r'egime at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

R'egime \R['e]`gime"\ (r?`zh?m"), n. [F. See {Regimen}.]
1. Mode or system of rule or management; character of
government, or of the prevailing social system.

I dream . . . of the new r['e]gime which is to come.
--H. Kingsley.

2. (Hydraul.) The condition of a river with respect to the
rate of its flow, as measured by the volume of water
passing different cross sections in a given time, uniform
r['e]gime being the condition when the flow is equal and
uniform at all the cross sections.

{The ancient r['e]gime}, or {Ancien r['e]gime} [F.], the
former political and social system, as distinguished from
the modern; especially, the political and social system
existing in France before the Revolution of 1789.