Definitions for viceroyˈvaɪs rɔɪ

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  1. viceroy, vicereine(noun)

    governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign

  2. viceroy, Limenitis archippus(noun)

    showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller

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  1. viceroy(Noun)

    One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.

  2. viceroy(Noun)

    An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), so named because it is similar to, but smaller than, the monarch butterfly.

  3. Origin: vice-roy, from vice- + roy.

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  1. Viceroy

    the governor of a country or province who rules in the name of the sovereign with regal authority, as the king's substitute; as, the viceroy of India

  2. Viceroy

    a large and handsome American butterfly (Basilarchia, / Limenitis, archippus). Its wings are orange-red, with black lines along the nervures and a row of white spots along the outer margins. The larvae feed on willow, poplar, and apple trees

  3. Origin: [F. vice-roi; pref. vice- in the place of (L. vice) + roi a king, L. rex. See Vice, prep. and Royal.]

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  1. Viceroy

    A viceroy is a regal official who runs a country, colony, or city province in the name of and as representative of the monarch. The term derives from the Latin prefix vice-, meaning "in the place of" and the French word roi, meaning king. A viceroy's province or larger territory may be called a viceroyalty. The adjective form is viceregal, less often viceroyal. A vicereine is a woman in a viceregal position, or a viceroy's wife.


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