[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
Related formsvice-re·gen·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vice-regent

Historical Examples of vice-regent

  • Antipater, vice-regent of Macedon ; father of Cassander, ii, 48.

    De Officiis

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • She is the vice-regent in a kingdom where the mother is queen.

    The American Country Girl

    Martha Foote Crow

  • During the king's minority the Archbishop was the vice-regent.

  • What the ruling Prince, the vice-regent upon the throne of David, is to receive from the people is stated in verses 13-16.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • Meriwether Lewis with me is second only to the vice-regent of the lower Louisiana country.