Viceroy meaning

vīs'roi'
A man who is the governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.
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An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), resembling but somewhat smaller than the monarch.
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A person ruling a country, province, or colony as the deputy of a sovereign.
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An American butterfly (Limenitis archippus) of striking orange-and-black coloring, much like the monarch butterfly, but smaller.
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One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.
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An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), so named because it is similar to, but smaller than, the monarch butterfly.
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Origin of viceroy

  • French vice- vice vicereine roi king (from Latin rēx rēg- reg- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle French vice-roy, from vice- + roy (“king").
    From Wiktionary