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vicegerent

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noun vice·ge·rent \-ˈjir-ənt\

Definition of vicegerent

  1. :  an administrative deputy of a king or magistrate



Origin and Etymology of vicegerent

Medieval Latin vicegerent-, vicegerens, from Late Latin vice- + Latin gerent-, gerens, present participle of gerere to carry, carry on


First Known Use: 1536

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