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.

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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