vice·​ge·​ren·​cy ˈvīs-ˈjir-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce vicegerency (audio)
plural vicegerencies
: the office or jurisdiction of a vicegerent

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vicegerency was in 1596

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Cite this Entry

“Vicegerency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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