vicegerency

noun
vice·​ge·​ren·​cy | \ ˈvīs-ˈjir-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce vicegerency (audio) , ˌvīs-\
plural vicegerencies

Definition of vicegerency

: the office or jurisdiction of a vicegerent

First Known Use of vicegerency

1596, in the meaning defined above

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