noun, plural re·ges [re-ges; English ree-jeez] /ˈrɛ gɛs; English ˈri dʒiz/. Latin.
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The most famous trail of prints has been nicknamed “Johnny Walker” by researchers and was made by a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Characters like Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson have said climate change is “an engineering problem and it has engineering solutions.”
The largest single stockholder at Exxon, CEO and chairman Rex Tillerson, controls .04 percent of its stock.America’s New Oligarchs—Fwd.us and Silicon Valley’s Shady 1 Percenters|Joel Kotkin|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“His films are brassy, anachronistic,” says Rex Roberts, associate editor with Film International.‘Great Gatsby’ Reviewers Divided: Is Baz Luhrmann a Good Director?|Kevin Fallon|May 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I hope Rex, Woody Johnson, and the organization they lead give the proverbial finger to that suggestion.
"He's bes' joke yet," Strong remarked through Rex's fingers.A Good Samaritan|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Greif's luck had saved him, and what was life to him was death to Rex.Greifenstein|F. Marion Crawford
The rex was also a military leader, a high priest and a chairman of certain courts.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State|Frederick Engels
At the end, Colonel Wogack thanked Rex very warmly for his information.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
The title apparently remained for sacrificial purposes, like the ἄρχων βασιλεύς, and the rex sacrificulus.
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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).