Reg"i*men (r?j"?*m?n), n. [L.
regimen, -inis, fr. regere to guide, to rule. See
Right, and cf. Regal, Régime,
Regiment.] 1. Orderly government; system
of order; adminisration. Hallam.
2. Any regulation or remedy which is intended
to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation; esp.
(Med.), a systematic course of diet, etc., pursed with a
view to improving or preserving the health, or for the purpose of
attaining some particular effect, as a reduction of flesh; --
sometimes used synonymously with hygiene.
3. (Gram.) (a) A
syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and
is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government.
(b) The word or words governed.