[ vahys-roi-uhl-tee, vahys-roi- ]

noun,plural vice·roy·al·ties.
  1. the dignity, office, or period of office of a viceroy.

  2. a country or province ruled by a viceroy.

Origin of viceroyalty

1695–1705; vice- + royalty, modeled on French vice-royauté

Words Nearby viceroyalty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use viceroyalty in a sentence

  • This does not look like intriguing for the viceroyalty, of which Fitzwilliam evidently suspected him.

  • He was rewarded with the viceroyalty of the whole of south-western China, in which region he became supreme.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Don John was, however, forced to content himself with the viceroyalty of Aragon.

  • The viceroyalty of Buenos Aires was divided into several provinces and "intendencias," which later on became provinces.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
  • The first aim of the patriots was to procure the concurrence of all the different provinces of the viceroyalty.

    Ponce de Leon | William Pilling

British Dictionary definitions for viceroyalty


/ (ˌvaɪsˈrɔɪəltɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. the office, authority, or dignity of a viceroy

  2. the domain governed by a viceroy

  1. the term of office of a viceroy

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