vicereine

noun
vice·​reine | \ ˈvīs-ˌrān How to pronounce vicereine (audio) \

Definition of vicereine

1 : the wife of a viceroy
2 : a woman who is a viceroy

First Known Use of vicereine

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vicereine

French, from vice- + reine queen, from Old French, from Latin regina, feminine of reg-, rex king — more at royal

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“Vicereine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicereine. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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