regius professor

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re·gius professor

 (rē′jəs, -jē-əs)
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

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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You, a man who should have been Regius Professor at a great University with a thousand students all revering you.
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That the Romantic historians were still influential might be marked in Kingsley's selection as Regius Professor of History at Cambridge (1860) on the strength of his now-unread historical novels, much to the disappointment of the professional historians.
In 1905 he retired and moved to England, taking the post of Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, where he remained the rest of his life.
Delivering his inaugural lecture as the first Regius Professor of Economics at the LSE he admitted a reversal of opinion about the benefits of the single currency with regard to the member countries of the south.
Her physician father, Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, rose to influential university posts, including Regius Professor of Medicine and Curator of the University Galleries (now the Ashmolean Museum).
Richard J Evans, Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University and author of several books about Hitler's Germany, wrote a scathing review of A N Wilson's biography of the Fuhrer, saying that the book was littered with factual errors and was "absolutely valueless".