- 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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Contemporary Examples of viceroy
The El Chapo strategy was to take out the Mexican police commanders who protected The Viceroy in Juárez, according to Esparza.U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juárez Drug Wars
July 1, 2014
Historical Examples of viceroy
The Viceroy was stealthily reaching for the sun-tube dangling from his belt.
"I don't know," the Viceroy said shortly, working the gag out of his mouth.
"It is too late for bargains now," the Viceroy shrugged indifferently.
For all his bulk, the Viceroy wheeled on his flank, raised his weapon.
The Viceroy turned suddenly, stared at them, fingering his tube.
- a governor of a colony, country, or province who acts for and rules in the name of his sovereign or governmentRelated adjective: viceregal