[reks; English reks]
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  1. a Belgian fascist party founded in 1935.

Origin of Rex

after Christus Rex, title of a publication put out by its founders
Related formsRex·ist, noun


  1. a male given name.


[har-uh-suh n]
  1. Benjamin,1726?–91, American political leader (father of William Henry Harrison).
  2. Benjamin,1833–1901, twenty-third president of the U.S. 1889–93 (grandson of William Henry Harrison).
  3. George,1943–2001, English singer and songwriter: lead guitarist for the Beatles.
  4. Peter,1716–75, English architect in the U.S.
  5. (Sir) Reginald CareyRex, 1908–90, English stage and film actor.
  6. William Henry,1773–1841, U.S. general: ninth president of the U.S. 1841.
  7. a city in SE New York.
  8. a town in W Pennsylvania.
  9. a town in NE New Jersey.
  10. a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. king: part of the official title of a king, now used chiefly in documents, legal proceedings, inscriptions on coins, etcCompare Regina 1

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  1. Benjamin. 1833–1901, 23rd president of the US (1889–93)
  2. George. 1943–2001, British rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter: a member of the Beatles (1962–70). His solo recordings include All Things Must Pass (1970) and Cloud Nine (1987)
  3. Rex (Carey). 1908–90, British actor. His many films include Major Barbara (1940), Blithe Spirit (1945), and My Fair Lady (1964)
  4. Tony. born 1937, British poet, dramatist, and translator: best known for his poems for television and his translations for the stage
  5. grandfather of Benjamin, William Henry . 1773–1841, 9th president of the US (1841)
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Word Origin and History for rex

"a king," 1610s, from Latin rex (genitive regis) "a king," related to regere "to keep straight, guide, lead, rule," from PIE root *reg- "to rule, to lead straight, to put right" (cf. Sanskrit raj- "king;" Old Irish ri "king," genitive rig; see regal).

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