Legal Definition and Related Resources of Regular

Meaning of Regular

usual , customary, or general ; steady or uniform in course , practise or occurence and not subjected to unexplained or irraÂtional variations; conforming to prescribed rule, standard or established pattern, or law or principle. Recurring without fail, methodical or orderly.

Synonyms of Regular

(Conventional), adjective

  • according to rule
  • accustomed
  • average
  • classic
  • common
  • commonplace
  • conformable
  • consuetudinal
  • consuetudinary
  • conventional
  • customary
  • everyday
  • expected
  • familiar
  • general
  • habitual
  • iustus
  • natural
  • normal
  • ordinarius
  • ordinary
  • popular
  • predictable
  • prevailing
  • prevalent
  • routine
  • run of the mill
  • standard
  • stock
  • traditional
  • typical
  • unchanged
  • undeviating
  • unexceptional
  • usual
  • wonted
  • workaday Associated Concepts: regular employment
  • regular interest

(Orderly), adjective

  • balanced
  • certus
  • constans
  • controlled
  • cyclic
  • established
  • even
  • fixed
  • invariable
  • measured
  • methodical
  • patterned
  • periodic
  • periodical
  • recurring
  • regulated
  • rhythmic
  • seasonal
  • stable
  • steady
  • successive
  • symmetrical
  • systematic
  • uniform
  • unvarying
  • wellregulated
  • Associated Concepts: presumption of regularity
  • regular course of business
  • regular election

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Etimology of Regular

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late 14c., from Old French reguler “ecclesiastical” (Modern French régulier), from Late Latin regularis “containing rules for guidance,” from Latin regula “rule, straight piece of wood,” from PIE root *reg- “move in a straight line.” Earliest sense was of religious orders (the opposite of secular). Extended from late 16c. to shapes, etc., that followed predictable or uniform patterns; sense of “normal” is from 1630s; meaning “real, genuine” is from 1821. Old English borrowed Latin regula and nativized it as regol “rule, regulation, canon, law, standard, pattern;” hence regolsticca “ruler” (instrument); regollic (adj.) “canonical, regular.”







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