vice·roy·al·ty | \ˈvīs-ˌrȯi(-ə)l-tē, ˌvīs-ˈrȯi(-ə)l-\

Definition of viceroyalty 

: the office, authority, or term of service of a viceroy also : the territory or jurisdiction of a viceroy

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That’s in addition to the costs posed if the U.S. enters new wars because of spillover from the Afghan viceroyalty. David A. Graham, The Atlantic, "Are Mercenaries Really a Cheaper Way of War?," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of viceroyalty

1703, in the meaning defined above

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