regius professor

noun
re·​gius professor | \ ˈrē-j(ē-)əs- How to pronounce regius professor (audio) \

Definition of regius professor

: a holder of a professorship founded by royal subsidy at a British university

Examples of regius professor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kristian Skrede Gleditsch is regius professor of political science at the University of Essex and a research associate at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'regius professor.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of regius professor

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for regius professor

New Latin, royal professor

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About regius professor

Time Traveler for regius professor

Time Traveler

The first known use of regius professor was in 1609

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near regius professor

regium donum

regius professor

regl

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for regius professor

Cite this Entry

“Regius professor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regius%20professor. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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

More from Merriam-Webster on regius professor

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for regius professor

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?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!