vicegerent

  • 1 Vicegerent — is the official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state. (Latin: vice (in place of) + gerens (governing).)Notable vicegerents*Thomas Cromwell, Vicegerent of Henry VIII, appointed 1535 *The Byzantine Emperors held as a title God s… …

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  • 2 Vicegerent — Vice*ge rent, n. An officer who is deputed by a superior, or by proper authority, to exercise the powers of another; a lieutenant; a vicar. Bacon. [1913 Webster] The symbol and vicegerent of the Deity. C. A. Young. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 vicegerent — A vicegerent (pronounced viys jer ǝnt) is a person appointed to carry out the office of another, for example the Pope regarded as God s representative on earth …

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  • 4 Vicegerent — Vice*ge rent, a. [Vice, a. + gerent: cf. F. viceg[ e]rant.] Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 vicegerent — index deputy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 vicegerent — 1530s (n.); 1570s (adj.), from M.L. vicegerentem (nom. vicegerens), from L. vicem stead, place, office, (see VICARIOUS (Cf. vicarious)) + gerens, prp. of gerere to carry …

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  • 8 vicegerent — Vicegerent, quasi Vices gerens alterius, Vicarius …

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  • 9 vicegerent — [vīs΄jir′ənt] n. [ML vicegerens: see VICE & GERENT] a person appointed by another, esp. by a ruler, to exercise the latter s power and authority; deputy …

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  • 10 vicegerent — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin vicegerent , vicegerens, from Late Latin vice + Latin gerent , gerens, present participle of gerere to carry, carry on Date: 1536 an administrative deputy of a king or magistrate …

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  • 11 vicegerent — /vuys jear euhnt/, n. 1. an officer appointed as deputy by and to a sovereign or supreme chief. 2. a deputy in general. adj. 3. exercising delegated powers. 4. characterized by delegation of powers. [1530 40; < NL vicegerent (s. of vicegerens… …

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  • 12 vicegerent — [vʌɪs dʒɪər(ə)nt, dʒɛ ] noun formal a person exercising delegated power on behalf of a sovereign or ruler. ↘a person regarded as an earthly representative of God, especially the Pope. Derivatives vicegerency noun (plural vicegerencies). Origin… …

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  • 13 vicegerent — vice•ge•rent [[t]vaɪsˈdʒɪər ənt[/t]] n. gov an officer appointed to serve as a deputy, esp. to a sovereign or supreme chief • Etymology: 1530–40; < NL vicegerent , s. of vicegerēns managing instead of = L vice (see vice III) +gerēns, prp. of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 vicegerent — adj. & n. adj. exercising delegated power. n. a vicegerent person; a deputy. Derivatives: vicegerency n. (pl. ies). Etymology: med.L vicegerens (as VICE(3), L gerere carry on) …

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  • 15 vicegerent — noun /vaɪsˈʤɪərənt/ (plural /vaɪsˈʤɪərənts/) The official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent. See Also: vicegerency, vicegeral, gerent …

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  • 16 vicegerent — n. representative of the ruler, one to whom the monarch has delegated authority …

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  • 17 vicegerent — n. Deputy, lieutenant, representative, agent, vicar …

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  • 18 vicegerent — vice·ge·rent …

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  • 19 vicegerent — /vaɪsˈdʒɛrənt/ (say vuys jeruhnt) noun 1. an officer deputed by a ruler or supreme head to exercise the powers of the ruler or head. 2. any deputy. –adjective 3. exercising delegated powers. 4. characterised by delegation of powers. {Medieval… …

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  • 20 vicegerent —   a.,n. (person) representing a ruler or God.    ♦ vicegerency, n.    ♦ vicegeral, a …

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