regius

[ree-jee-uh s, -juh s]
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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Examples from the Web for regius

Historical Examples of regius

  • The board summoned the Regius Professor to attend before them.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • Henry also founded Regius professorships of Hebrew and Greek.

    Cambridge

    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

  • But "some day, of course, he'll have the regius professorship."

    Lady Connie

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • She had been learning Latin not quite a fortnight, but she would have corrected the Regius Professor.

  • A combination known as the Regius Company took over Paige's interest, but accomplished nothing.