professor ordinarius


professor or·​di·​nar·​i·​us
: 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

Word History


New Latin, literally, regular professor

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!

Dictionary Entries Near professor ordinarius

Cite this Entry

“Professor ordinarius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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