Definition of vicegerent
: 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: 1536See Words from the same year
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