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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 16th century


A manager.

Examples of Gerent in a sentence

"The salespeople were greeted at the office by the company’s regional gerent."

"My desire to always be kind is the gerent that guides my choices."

About Gerent

“Gerent” is based on the Latin “gerēns,” meaning “carrying,” “managing,” or “conducting.”

Did you Know?

Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish writer who is perhaps best known for his 1886 novel, “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,” was also an acclaimed poet, essayist, and literary critic. He penned a volume of essays in 1882, “Familiar Studies of Men and Books,” critiquing some of his fellow writers, including Victor Hugo, Robert Burns, and Henry David Thoreau. In regards to Walt Whitman, he wrote, “We are as heartily persuaded of the identity of those we love as of our own identity. And so sympathy pairs with self-assertion, the two gerents of human life of earth; and Whitman’s ideal man must not only be strong, free, and self-reliant in himself, but his freedom must be bounded and his strength perfected by the most intimate, eager, and long-suffering love for others.” This figurative usage of “gerent,” a rare synonym for “manager,” demonstrates the range of the word that comes from the Latin for “carrying” or “conducting.”

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