Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A royal professor; specifically, one of those professors in the English universities whose chairs were founded by Henry VIII. In the Scotch universities the same name is given to all professors whose professorships have been founded by the crown. Abbreviated reg. prof.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. an incumbent of a professorship founded by royal bounty, as in an English university.
- n. holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron
“Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), champion of the orthodoxy of revealed religion, defender of the Oxford movement, and Regius professor of Hebrew and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford.”
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