Definition of Regius professor in English:

Regius professor


  • (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 Modern History at Oxford’
    • ‘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


Regius professor

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


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