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viceroy

[ vahys-roi ]
/ ˈvaɪs rɔɪ /
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noun
a person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign: the viceroy of India.
a brightly marked American butterfly, Limenitis archippus, closely mimicking the monarch butterfly in coloration.
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Origin of viceroy

1515–25; <Middle French, equivalent to vice-vice- + roy king <Latin rēgem, accusative of rēx

OTHER WORDS FROM viceroy

vice·roy·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for viceroy

viceroy
/ (ˈvaɪsrɔɪ) /

noun
a governor of a colony, country, or province who acts for and rules in the name of his sovereign or governmentRelated adjective: viceregal

Derived forms of viceroy

viceroyship, noun

Word Origin for viceroy

C16: from French, from vice ³ + roy king, from Latin rex
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