vice-regent

[ noun vahys-ree-juhnt; adjective vahys-ree-juhnt ]

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

1
First recorded in 1550–60

Other words from vice-regent

  • vice-re·gen·cy, noun

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