regius professor

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

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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, "How to keep armed groups from using land mines," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of regius professor

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for regius professor

New Latin, royal professor

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“Regius professor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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