noun vice·ge·rent \ˈvīs-ˈjir-ənt, ˌvīs-\

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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