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[ree-jee-uh s, -juh s] /ˈri dʒi əs, -dʒəs/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In addition they must keep an act, which consists in reading a thesis previously approved by the regius Professor of Physic.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • Henry also founded regius professorships of Hebrew and Greek.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • The board summoned the regius Professor to attend before them.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • But "some day, of course, he'll have the regius professorship."

    Lady Connie Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Roman law and other regius professorships were founded by the king at Oxford and Cambridge.

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

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

  • Only three years later he was invited to accept the regius professorship of law at Oxford, which he held from 1870 to 1893.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • Electric power is ascribed to a species of cusk (Urophycis regius), but this perhaps needs verification.

  • regius becoming embarrassed prayed the parents to recall their sons.

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