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vice-regent

[noun vahys-ree-juh nt; adjective vahys-ree-juh nt]
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noun
  1. a deputy regent; a person who acts in the place of a ruler, governor, or sovereign.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or occupying the position of a vice-regent.

Origin of vice-regent

First recorded in 1550–60
Related formsvice-re·gen·cy, noun
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Examples from the Web for viceregent

Historical Examples

  • That descendant of old Agnes is most certainly the devil, or at least his viceregent.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland

    Various

  • Upon David's throne will sit this prince of David as viceregent.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • Do you call God's viceregent upon earth, you old demi-stitching, demi-praying fool, an infidel dog?

  • The state had grown up around a sanctuary, the god of which was nominally its ruler, the human patesi being his viceregent.

  • It seemed to him impossible that the intercession of the viceregent of God and the power of his prayer should be without effect.

    Quo Vadis

    Henryk Sienkiewicz