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French vice- vice vicereine roi king (from Latin rēx rēg- reg- in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle French vice-roy, from vice- + roy (“king").
He ceased to be viceroy of Sicily in 1678.
On the 7th of June he appointed his step-son, Eugene Beauharnais, to be viceroy.
In 1872 the 6th earl was murdered in the Andaman Islands when viceroy of India.
In 1677 he was appointed interim viceroy of Sicily, counsellor of state and archbishop of Toledo.
The famous expedition of Abraha, the Abyssinian viceroy, against Mecca, took place in 570.
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