vice·​ge·​rent ˈvīs-ˈjir-ənt How to pronounce vicegerent (audio)
: an administrative deputy of a king or magistrate

Word History


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

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vicegerent was in 1536

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Cite this Entry

“Vicegerent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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