vicegerency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1596 the office or jurisdiction of a vicegerent

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  • Vicegerency — Vice*ge ren*cy, n. The office of a vicegerent. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vicegerency — [vīs΄jir′ən sē] n. pl. vicegerencies the office of, or district ruled by, a vicegerent …   English World dictionary

  • vicegerency — /vuys jear euhn see/, n., pl. vicegerencies. 1. the position, government, or office of a vicegerent. 2. the territory or district under a vicegerent. [1590 1600; VICEGER(ENT) + ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • vicegerency — noun /vaɪsˈʤɪərən(t)si/ (plural /vaɪsˈʤɪərən(t)siːz/) a) The office or position of a vicegerent b) The area ruled by a vicegerent See Also: vicegeral …   Wiktionary

  • vicegerency — n. position of vicegerent, position of the delegate of a king …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vicegerency — vice·ge·ren·cy …   English syllables

  • vicegerency — vice•ge•ren•cy [[t]vaɪsˈdʒɪər ən si[/t]] n. pl. cies gov the position, government, or office of a vicegerent • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • vicegerency — /vaɪsˈdʒɛrənsi/ (say vuys jeruhnsee) noun (plural vicegerencies) 1. the position, government, or office of a vicegerent. 2. the territory or district under a vicegerent …   Australian English dictionary

  • vicegerency — …   Useful english dictionary

  • By deputation — Deputation Dep u*ta tion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]putation. See {Depute}.] 1. The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency. [1913 Webster] The authority of conscience… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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