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regius

[ree-jee-uh s, -juh s] /ˈri dʒi əs, -dʒəs/
adjective
1.
of or belonging to a king.
2.
(of a professor in a British university) holding a chair founded by or dependent on the sovereign.
Origin of regius
< Latin rēgius worthy of or belonging to a king, royal, equivalent to rēg- (stem of rēx) king + -ius adj. suffix
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