professor ordinarius

noun
professor or·​di·​nar·​i·​us | \ -ˌȯ(r)dᵊnˈa(a)rēəs \

Definition of professor ordinarius

: a professor of the highest rank at a German university : the occupant of a chair with control over the teaching of a subject and a share in the government of the university

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for professor ordinarius

New Latin, literally, regular professor

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About professor ordinarius

Dictionary Entries Near professor ordinarius

professoriat

professor ordinarius

proffer

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for professor ordinarius

Cite this Entry

“Professor ordinarius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/professor%20ordinarius. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!