Vice president
Vice Vice, a. [Cf. F. vice-. See {Vice}, prep.] Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Vice admiral}. [Cf. F. vice-amiral.] (a) An officer holding rank next below an admiral. By the existing laws, the rank of admiral and vice admiral in the United States Navy will cease at the death of the present incumbents. (b) A civil officer, in Great Britain, appointed by the lords commissioners of the admiralty for exercising admiralty jurisdiction within their respective districts.

{Vice admiralty}, the office of a vice admiral.

{Vice-admiralty court}, a court with admiralty jurisdiction, established by authority of Parliament in British possessions beyond the seas. --Abbott.

{Vice chamberlain}, an officer in court next in rank to the lord chamberlain. [Eng.]

{Vice chancellor}. (a) (Law) An officer next in rank to a chancellor. (b) An officer in a university, chosen to perform certain duties, as the conferring of degrees, in the absence of the chancellor. (c) (R. C. Ch.) The cardinal at the head of the Roman Chancery.

{Vice consul} [cf. F. vice-consul], a subordinate officer, authorized to exercise consular functions in some particular part of a district controlled by a consul.

{Vice king}, one who acts in the place of a king; a viceroy.

{Vice legate} [cf. F. vice-l['e]gat], a legate second in rank to, or acting in place of, another legate.

{Vice presidency}, the office of vice president.

{Vice president} [cf. F. vice-pr['e]sident], an officer next in rank below a president. [1913 Webster]


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  • vice-président — vice président, ente [ visprezidɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. • 1479; fém. déb. XXe; de vice et président ♦ Personne qui seconde ou supplée le président, la présidente. Vice présidente d une société; d un tribunal. Les quatre vice présidents de la Chambre. Vice… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vice-Président — Un vice président, abrégé en VP, est un officiel travaillant pour un gouvernement ou pour une entreprise. Le mot latin vice signifiant « à la place de », son poste est situé hiérarchiquement sous le président. Dans certains pays, on… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vice-president — Vice président Un vice président, abrégé en VP, est un officiel travaillant pour un gouvernement ou pour une entreprise. Le mot latin vice signifiant « à la place de », son poste est situé hiérarchiquement sous le président. Dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vice président — Un vice président, abrégé en VP, est un officiel travaillant pour un gouvernement ou pour une entreprise. Le mot latin vice signifiant « à la place de », son poste est situé hiérarchiquement sous le président. Dans certains pays, on… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vice president — ➔ president * * * vice president UK US noun [C] (also vice president) ► (US HR someone in charge of one of the main parts of an organization: »She s vice president of Sales and Marketing of the publisher s New York division. ► (US GOVER …   Financial and business terms

  • vice president — vice presidency. vice presidency, n. vice presidential, adj. 1. an officer next in rank to a president who serves as president in the president s absence. 2. an officer next in rank to a president who serves as a deputy to the president or… …   Universalium

  • vice-president — also vice president, 1570s, one who acts as a deputy for a president, from VICE (Cf. vice ) + PRESIDENT (Cf. president). Made into an official rank and given a different meaning in the U.S. Constitution (1787). There seems to be no doubt of my… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • vice president — n 1: an officer next in rank to a president and usu. empowered to serve as president in that officer s absence or discharge 2: any of several officers serving as a president s deputies in charge of particular locations or functions (as sales)… …   Law dictionary

  • vice-president — [vīs′prez′ə dənt] n. 1. an officer next in rank below a president, acting during the president s absence or incapacity 2. any of several officers of a company, institution, etc., each in charge of a separate department ☆ vice presidency n. ☆ vice …   Universalium

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