viceroyalty

noun

vice·​roy·​al·​ty ˈvīs-ˌrȯi(-ə)l-tē How to pronounce viceroyalty (audio)
ˌvīs-ˈrȯi(-ə)l-
: the office, authority, or term of service of a viceroy
also : the territory or jurisdiction of a viceroy

Examples of viceroyalty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the mid-16th century, Spain colonized the Philippines and called upon Mexico, as the viceroyalty New Spain, to govern there. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viceroyalty was in 1703

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“Viceroyalty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viceroyalty. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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