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Topic: LAW

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: 'king'

Rex

noun
     
Rex British English
1PGO a title used in official writing after the name of a king, when the king's name has been written in Latin:
Henricus Rex (=King Henry)
2 lawSCL a word meaning the state, used in the names of law cases in Britain when a king is ruling [↪ regina]:
Rex v Jones
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