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re·gius professor

 (rē′jəs, -jē-əs)
n.
One holding a professorship established by royal subsidy at any of certain older British universities.

[From Latin rēgius, royal, from rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

Regius professor

(ˈriːdʒɪəs)
n
1. (Education) (also without capital) Brit a person appointed by the Crown to a university chair founded by a royal patron
2. (Professions) (also without capital) Brit a person appointed by the Crown to a university chair founded by a royal patron
[C17: regius, from Latin: royal, from rex king]

Regius professor

A professor at some British universities who has been appointed by the Crown to a chair established by royal patronage.
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Noun1.Regius professor - holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron
prof, professor - someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
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In April this year Prof Hairer was also appointed to be Warwick mathematics institute's rst ever Regius or "royal" Professor following the award to the mathematics institute of a prestigious Regius Professorship by the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
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