Origin: LL. Regularis: cf. F. Regulier. See Regular.
1. Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
2. Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regular succession of day and night; regular habits.
3. Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discipline; duly authorised; permanently organised; as, a regular meeting; a regular physican; a regular nomination; regular troops.
5. Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
Origin: L. Regularis, fr. Regula a rule, fr. Regere to guide, to rule: cf. F. Regulier. See Rule.
(01 Mar 1998)
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