ancien régime, the

an|cien ré|gime, the [ ,ansiæ̃ reı`ʒim ] noun
an old-fashioned system or way of doing things

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  • (the) ancien régime — the ancien régime UK [ˌɒnsiæn reɪˈʒiːm] US [ˌɑnsiæ̃ reɪˈʒim] noun Etymology From Ancien Régime , the social and political system that existed in France before the Revolution of 1789. an old fashioned system or way of doing things Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ancien Régime — For the history of France in this period, see Early modern France. Kingdom of France Structure …   Wikipedia

  • ancien régime — [ˌɒancien régimesɪaancien régime reɪ ʒi:m] noun (plural anciens régimes pronunciation same) a political or social system that has been displaced by a more modern one. ↘(the Ancien Régime) the political and social system in France before the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ancien régime —    (anhs YEHN ray ZHEEM) [French] The old government, particularly that of France before the revolution of 1789.    See also regime.    straight talk that pierces the pretensions and propaganda of an oppressive and antidemocratic ancien régime… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • the ancien régime — UK [ˌɒnsɪæn reɪˈʒiːm] / US [ˌɑnsɪæ̃ reɪˈʒɪm] noun an old fashioned system or way of doing things • Etymology: From Ancien Régime, the social and political system that existed in France before the Revolution of 1789 …   English dictionary

  • Ancien Régime in France — The Ancien Régime, a French term rendered in English as “Old Rule,” “Old Kingdom,” or simply “Old Regime,” refers primarily to the aristocratic, social and political system established in France from (roughly) the 15th century to the 18th century …   Wikipedia

  • ancien regime — 1794, from Fr. ancien régime, lit. old rule, referring to the government and social order of France before the Revolution there. See ANCIENT (Cf. ancient) + REGIME (Cf. regime) …   Etymology dictionary

  • the Ancien Régime — the political and social system in France before the Revolution of 1789. → ancien régime …   English new terms dictionary

  • ancien régime — [än΄syan rā zhēm′; ] Fr [ än syanrā zhēm′] n. [Fr, old order] 1. the social and governmental system of France before the Revolution of 1789 2. any former sociopolitical system, management, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ancien regime — [[t]ɑ͟ːnsjɒn reɪʒi͟ːm[/t]] 1) N SING: usu the N The ancien regime was the political and social system in France before the revolution of 1789. 2) N SING: usu the N (disapproval) If a country has had the same political system for a long time and… …   English dictionary

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