What does viceroy mean?

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ˈvaɪs rɔɪviceroy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. viceroy, vicereinenoun

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

  2. viceroy, Limenitis archippusnoun

    showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller

Wiktionary

  1. viceroynoun

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

  2. viceroynoun

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Viceroy

    A viceroy () is an official who reigns over a polity in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory. The term derives from the Latin prefix vice-, meaning "in the place of" and the French word roy, meaning "king". He has also been styled the king's lieutenant. A viceroy's territory may be called a viceroyalty, though this term is not always applied. The adjective form is viceregal, less often viceroyal. The term vicereine is sometimes used to indicate a female viceroy suo jure, although viceroy can serve as a gender-neutral term. Vicereine is more commonly used to indicate a viceroy's wife.The term has occasionally been applied to the governors-general of the Commonwealth realms, who are viceregal representatives of the monarch. Viceroy is a form of royal appointment rather than noble rank. An individual viceroy often also held a noble title, however, such as Bernardo de Gálvez, 1st Viscount of Galveston, who was also Viceroy of New Spain.

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  1. viceroy

    A viceroy is a person appointed by a ruling authority, such as a monarch or colonial power, to govern a province, colony, or country as the representative of the sovereign. The term originates from the Spanish "virrey", meaning "vice king", as the position served as a deputy to the reigning monarch.

Webster Dictionary

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

Wikidata

  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viceroy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viceroy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of viceroy in a Sentence

  1. Hamdullah Mohib:

    The perception in Afghanistan and people in government think that perhaps, perhaps all this talk is to create a caretaker government of which he will then become the viceroy.

  2. Hamdullah Mohib:

    The perception in Afghanistan and people in the government think that perhaps perhaps all this talk (with the Taliban) is to create a caretaker government of which he will become the viceroy.

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