[noun vahys-ree-juh nt; adjective vahys-ree-juh nt]
- a deputy regent; a person who acts in the place of a ruler, governor, or sovereign.
- of, relating to, or occupying the position of a vice-regent.
Origin of vice-regent
First recorded in 1550–60
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Examples from the Web for viceregent
That descendant of old Agnes is most certainly the devil, or at least his viceregent.
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 Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan
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