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The reigning king (used following a name or in the titles of lawsuits, e.g. Rex v. Jones: the Crown versus Jones).

Rex

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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2011
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Law, International Law
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21 words

... rāks . reks . n. “King.” (1) A male monarch. (2) Metonymically, the sovereign or state. Sometimes abbreviated R. Compare with Regina...

Rex

Rex   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... The Latin equivalent of ‘king’, connected with regere , ‘to rule’, and with Sanskrit rājan (whence rajah ),...

rex

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Tim J. Cornell

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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1,329 words

...attested among the Etruscans. Rex is however found as a priestly title at Aricia , where the priesthood of Diana was held by the rex nemorensis (‘king of the wood’), a runaway slave who had killed his predecessor in single combat and held office for as long as he could defend himself against aspiring successors. At Rome too there was a priest known as the rex sacrorum (or rex sacrificulus ), who in the Republic was confined to minor ritual duties connected with the calendar, but was believed once to have been the most important figure in the...

rex

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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2007
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Classical studies, History
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666 words

... , the Latin word for king. Traditionally Rome itself was ruled by kings during its earliest history, but the literary sources are reticent about kingship among other Italic peoples, including the Latins . That early Rome was ruled by kings is virtually certain, even if none of the traditional kings has yet been authenticated by direct testimony such as a contemporary inscription. There were supposedly seven kings, whose reigns spanned nearly 250 years, from the founding of the city to the expulsion of Tarquinius Superbus. This is far too long, and there are...

Rex

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2018
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Law
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44 words

...Rex (abbrev R ) the reigning king . In law reports of cases in which the Crown is prosecuting, R is spoken as ‘the King’ in years when a king reigns (e.g. R v Williamson ( 1807 ) 172 ER 579 is spoken as ‘The King and Williamson’)....

Vivat rex

Vivat rex   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...rex or regina! (Latin, ‘Long live the King or Queen!’) At the coronation of British sovereigns the boys of Westminster School have the privilege of acclaiming the king or queen with shouts of Vivat rex or Vivat...

‘Fridericus Rex’

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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27 words

...Rex’ , a poem by W. Alexis , written in 1820 , and included in his novel Cabanis ( 1832 ). It was set to music by C. Loewe in 1837...

Ubu rex

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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31 words

...Ubu rex . Opera buffa in two acts by Penderecki to a libretto by Jerzy Jarocki and the composer after Albert Jarry 's play Ubu roi ( 1896 ) (Munich, 1991...

rex sacrōrum

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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2007
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Classical studies, History
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79 words

... sacrōrum On the expulsion of the kings from Rome ( see rex ) their sacral functions were partially assumed by a priest called rex sacrorum ‘the king for sacred rites’ (and his wife, the rēgīna , ‘queen’). He sacrificed on the Kalends, and on the Nones he announced the days of festivals ( see calendar, roman ). He ranked first among priests, but was subordinate to the pontifex maximus . He served for life, and might hold no other...

rex sacrorum

rex sacrorum   Reference library

Jerzy Linderski

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
Length:
173 words

... sacrorum On the expulsion of the kings from Rome ( see rex ; tarquinius superbus, l. ) their sacral functions were partially assumed by a priest called rex sacrorum ‘the king for sacred rites’ (and his wife, the regina , ‘queen’). He sacrificed on the Kalends; on the Nones he announced the days of festivals, feriae (Varro, Ling. 6. 13, 28; Macrob. Sat. 1. 15. 9–12, 19); and he celebrated the rite of Regifugium . A patrician , born of ‘confarreate’ marriage (Gaius 1. 112; see manus ); Festus, ( Gloss. Lat. 299 ) may imply that he once ranked...

Tyrannosaurus rex

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

...rex Giant, carnivorous dinosaur which lived during the Upper Cretaceous in N. America and possibly in Asia. Individuals grew to 12 m in length, 5 m tall, and weighed about 7 tonnes. The apt name means ‘king of the tyrant...

OSIRIS-REx

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A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)

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2018

...REx A NASA mission to bring back samples from an asteroid, launched in 2016 September ; the name is short for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer. After an Earth swingby in 2017 September it reached the Apollo asteroid Bennu in 2018 October . OSIRIS-REx will map the asteroid’s shape and topography with a laser altimeter, OLA, provided by the Canadian Space Agency, before descending to collect a surface sample with a robotic arm, the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM). The sample will...

Tyrannosaurus rex

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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2020
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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73 words

...rex ( order Saurischia , suborder Theropoda ) A giant, carnivorous dinosaur which lived during the Late Cretaceous in N. America and Asia (Mongolia and Japan) and possibly Europe (Portugal). Individuals grew to 12 m in length, 5 m tall, and weighed about 7 tonnes. The name means ‘king of the tyrant lizards’, but some palaeontologists believe T. rex was probably a scavenger with a top speed of 16–40...

Whistler, Rex

Whistler, Rex (1905–44)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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56 words

...Rex ( 1905–44 ) English artist , designer , and illustrator . His illustrated books include Jonathan Swift ’s Gulliver’s Travels (2 vols, 1930 ), Hans Christian Andersen ’s Fairy Tales and Legends ( 1935 ), and a series for A. E. W. Mason’s Konigsmark ( 1952 ). Whistler also painted murals, designed decorative items, and created stage scenery and costumes. Kathleen Steeden...

Harrison, Rex

Harrison, Rex (5 March 1908)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
181 words

...IV (New York, 1973 ; London, 1974 ), Heartbreak House (London and New York, 1983 ) and The Circle (New York, 1990 ). His autobiography, Rex , appeared in 1974 and A Damned Serious Business: My Life in Comedy posthumously in 1991 . He was knighted in 1989 . D. Keith Peacock Patrick Garland , The Incomparable Rex: The Last of the High Comedians (2000) A. Walker , Fatal Charm: The Life of Rex Harrison ...

Oedipus rex

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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47 words

...Oedipus rex (‘King Oedipus’). Opera-oratorio in two acts by Stravinsky to a text by Jean Cocteau after Sophocles' tragedy ( c. 430 bc ) translated into Latin by Jean Daniélou ; it was first performed as an oratorio in Paris in 1927 and staged in Vienna in 1928...

Oedipus Rex

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Music
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56 words

...Rex ( King Oedipus ) Opera‐oratorio in 2 acts by Stravinsky to lib. by J. Cocteau trans. into Lat. by J. Daniélou and based on Sophocles. Comp. 1926–7 . Prod. Paris 1927 (as oratorio), London 1928 (broadcast), 1936 (concert). F. stage p. Vienna 1928 ; Boston (concert) 1928 , Philadelphia (stage) 1931 , NY Met 1981 ; Edinburgh (stage) 1956...

Harrison, Rex

Harrison, Rex (1908–1990)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
252 words

...) and Doctor Dolittle ( 1967 ). Among his many wives were actresses Rachel Roberts ( 1927–1980 ), Kay Kendall ( 1926–1959 ), and Lilli Palmer ( 1914–1986 ). His son is actor Noel Harrison ( 1934–  ). Autobiographies: Rex ( 1974 ); A Damned Serious Business: My Life in Comedy ( 1991 ); biography: Fatal Charm: The Life of Rex Harrison , Alexander walker ( 2002...

Stewart, Rex

Stewart, Rex (22 Feb 1907)   Reference library

Patricia Willard

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
477 words

...with F. Henderson: The Stampede ( 1926 , Col.); Singin’ the Blues ( 1931 , Col.) As sideman with D. Ellington: Trumpet in Spades (Rex's Concerto) ( 1936 , Bruns.); Braggin’ in Brass ( 1938 , Bruns.); Boy Meets Horn ( 1938 , Bruns.); Morning Glory ( 1940 , Vic.); Take the A Train ( 1941 , Vic.); Main Stem ( 1942 , Vic.) Bibliography B. Houghton : “Rex in Perspective,” Jazz Journal , xix/5 (1966), 18–19, 40 F. Thorne : “Rex William Stewart, Jr.,” Jazz Masters of the Thirties , ed. R. Stewart (New York, 1972/ R 1980), 209–23 R. Stewart : Boy Meets Horn ,...

Stout, Rex

Stout, Rex   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

...Rex ( Rex Todhunter Stout ) ( 1886–1975 ), American crime writer , born in Noblesville, Indiana, educated at the University of Kansas. After working as a book-keeper and hotel manager, Stout became a full-time writer in 1927 . He produced several orthodox novels before turning to detective fiction and publishing Ferde-Lance ( 1934 ), the first of a long series of novels and short stories in the majority of which the central figure is the private detective Nero Wolfe, Montenegrin by birth, a gourmet who weighs a seventh of a ton, and rarely leaves...

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