[ noun vahys-ree-juhnt; adjective vahys-ree-juhnt ]
/ noun ˈvaɪsˈri dʒənt; adjective vaɪsˈri dʒənt /
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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.
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Origin of vice-regent
First recorded in 1550–60
OTHER WORDS FROM vice-regentvice-re·gen·cy, noun
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How to use vice-regent in a sentence
He ruled England as grand justiciary in the absence of the monarch, and was thus viceregent of the kingdom.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
Upon David's throne will sit this prince of David as viceregent.The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein
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
That descendant of old Agnes is most certainly the devil, or at least his viceregent.