Vicegerent definition

vīs-jîrənt
A person appointed by a ruler or head of state to act as an administrative deputy.
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A person appointed by another, esp. by a ruler, to exercise the latter's power and authority; deputy.
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The official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent.
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Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vicegerent
Plural:
vicegerents

Origin of vicegerent

  • Medieval Latin vicegerēns vicegerent- Latin vice ablative of vix change vice3 Latin gerēns governing gerent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vicegerens.

    From Wiktionary