an officer appointed as deputy by and to a sovereign or supreme chief.
a deputy in general.
exercising delegated powers.
characterized by delegation of powers.
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How to use vicegerent in a sentence
He could depose prelates and excommunicate the greatest personages; he enjoyed enormous revenues; he was vicegerent of the Pope.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V | John Lord
Parental authority should be regarded as vicegerent authority, set up by God and ruling in His stead.How to be Happy Though Married | E. J. Hardy.
Startling doctrine this to the slobbering vicegerent of God, conceding to the people acts to be revoked at his pleasure.Hugh Miller | William Keith Leask
They have ceased to believe in God; but they still believe in His self-appointed vicegerent, the Kaiser.German Problems and Personalities | Charles Sarolea
In these wilds Aimery was his vicegerent and bore himself proudly as the proxy of such a monarch.The Path of the King | John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for vicegerent
a person appointed to exercise all or some of the authority of another, esp the administrative powers of a ruler; deputy
RC Church the Pope or any other representative of God or Christ on earth, such as a bishop
invested with or characterized by delegated authority
- vicegeral, adjective
- vicegerency, noun
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