regius

[ ree-jee-uh s, -juh s ]
/ ˈri dʒi əs, -dʒəs /
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adjective

of or belonging to a king.
(of a professor in a British university) holding a chair founded by or dependent on the sovereign.

Nearby words

  1. registration document,
  2. registration number,
  3. registration plate,
  4. registry,
  5. registry office,
  6. regius professor,
  7. regle,
  8. reglet,
  9. regma,
  10. regmaker

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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