Definition for RE-GARD'

RE-GARD', n. [Fr. regard; It. riguardo.]

  1. Look; aspect directed to another. But her with stern regard he thus repell'd. – Milton. [Nearly or quite obsolete.]
  2. Attention of the mind; respect in relation to something. He has no regard to the interest of society; his motives are wholly selfish.
  3. Respect; esteem; reverence; that view of the mind which springs from value, estimable qualities, or any thing that excites admiration. With some regard to what is just and right, / They'll lead their lives. – Milton. To him they had regard, because of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. – Acts viii.
  4. Respect; account. Change was thought necessary, in regard of the injury the church received by a number of things then in use. – Hooker.
  5. Relation; reference. To persuade them to pursue and persevere in virtue, in regard to themselves; in justice and goodness, in regard to their neighbors; and piety toward God. – Watts.
  6. Note; eminence; account. Mac Ferlagh was a man of meanest regard among them. – Spenser.
  7. Matter demanding notice. – Spenser.
  8. Prospect; object of sight. [Not proper nor in use.] – Shak.
  9. In the forest laws, view; inspection. Court of regard, or survey of dogs, a forest court in England, held every third year for the lawing or expeditation of mastifs, that is, for cutting off the claws and ball of the fore feet, to prevent them from running after deer. – Blackstone.

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