A governor or ruler. One who vicariously administers the government of a kingdom, in the name of the king, during the latter’s minority or other disability. A master, governor, director, or superin tendent of a public institution, particularly a college or university. Regia dignitas est indivisibilis, et quselibet alia derivativa dignitas est similiter indivisibilis. 4 Inst. 243. The kingly power is indivisible, and every other derivative power is similarly indivisible.