What does viceroy mean?

Definitions for viceroyˈvaɪs rɔɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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.

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


  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.


  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

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