vicegerent

noun
vice·​ge·​rent | \ ˈvīs-ˈjir-ənt How to pronounce vicegerent (audio) , ˌvīs- \

Definition of vicegerent

: an administrative deputy of a king or magistrate

First Known Use of vicegerent

1536, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vicegerent

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

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“Vicegerent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicegerent. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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