Definition of Regius professor in English:

Regius professor

noun

  • (in the UK) the holder of a university chair founded by a sovereign (especially one at Oxford or Cambridge instituted by Henry VIII) or filled by Crown appointment.

    • ‘The Regius professor of public law at Edinburgh University says the parliament has brought in law reforms that would never have been achieved at Westminster.’
    holder of a chair, chair, head of faculty, head of department
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Origin

Latin regius ‘royal’, from rex, reg- ‘king’.

Pronunciation

Regius professor

/ˈridʒ(i)əs prəˌfɛsər//ˈrēj(ē)əs prəˌfesər/