from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an incumbent of a professorship founded by royal bounty, as in an English university.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A royal professor; specifically, one of those professors in the English universities whose chairs were founded by Henry VIII.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron
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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.