viceregal

adjective

vice·​re·​gal ˈvīs-ˈrē-gəl How to pronounce viceregal (audio)
ˌvīs-
: of or relating to a viceroy or viceroyalty
viceregally adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Trudeau declared to the press Wednesday after his request to dissolve the country’s Parliament in advance of next month’s election was granted by Governor General Julie Payette, Queen Elizabeth’s viceregal representative in the country. Fox News, 11 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of viceregal was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Viceregal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viceregal. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

viceregal

adjective
vice·​re·​gal (ˈ)vīs-ˈrē-gəl How to pronounce viceregal (audio)
: of or relating to a viceroy or viceroyalty
viceregally adverb
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