regius professor

(redirected from Regius professors)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
You, a man who should have been Regius Professor at a great University with a thousand students all revering you.
1] Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), champion of the orthodoxy of revealed religion, defender of the Oxford movement, and Regius professor of Hebrew and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford.
He was, it appeared, a Regius Professor and the author of some half-dozen works on sociology--a record, Owen felt, that almost justified loaf-slinging and earhole clipping in moments of irritation.
In 1859, the year Darwin's Origin of the Species appeared, the Regius Professors of Modern History at Oxford and Cambridge, the putative heads of the British historical profession, were respectively Goldwin Smith, a talented controversialist and practitioner of higher journalism, and Charles Kingsley, a successful author of boys' adventure novels.
True, the 18th century saw the introduction of Regius Professors of Modern History at both Oxford and Cambridge, but these were political appointments and few incumbents before the 19th century were known to lecture, let alone publish work of any historical importance.
Last comes the old, traditional business: liaison with the Crown, whose employee even the grandest Prime Minister is; appointments, including Regius Professors and the Church of England's deans and bishops; and honours.
Subsequent Regius Professors, from Lord Acton and J.