a person appointed by another, esp. by a ruler, to exercise the latter's power and authority; deputy
Origin of vicegerentMedieval Latin vicegerens: see vice- and amp; gerent
A person appointed by a ruler or head of state to act as an administrative deputy.
Origin of vicegerentMedieval Latin viceger&emacron;ns, vicegerent- : Latin vice, ablative of *vix, change; see vice3 + Latin ger&emacron;ns, governing; see gerent.
- The official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent.
- Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.
From Latin vicegerens.