vicegerent
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin vicegerent-, vicegerens, from Late Latin vice- + Latin gerent-, gerens, present participle of gerere to carry, carry on Date: 1536 an administrative deputy of a king or magistrate

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  • Vicegerent — is the official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state. (Latin: vice (in place of) + gerens (governing).)Notable vicegerents*Thomas Cromwell, Vicegerent of Henry VIII, appointed 1535 *The Byzantine Emperors held as a title God s… …   Wikipedia

  • Vicegerent — Vice*ge rent, n. An officer who is deputed by a superior, or by proper authority, to exercise the powers of another; a lieutenant; a vicar. Bacon. [1913 Webster] The symbol and vicegerent of the Deity. C. A. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vicegerent — A vicegerent (pronounced viys jer ǝnt) is a person appointed to carry out the office of another, for example the Pope regarded as God s representative on earth …   Modern English usage

  • Vicegerent — Vice*ge rent, a. [Vice, a. + gerent: cf. F. viceg[ e]rant.] Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vicegerent — Vice*ge rent, a. [Vice, a. + gerent: cf. F. viceg[ e]rant.] Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vicegerent — index deputy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vicegerent — 1530s (n.); 1570s (adj.), from M.L. vicegerentem (nom. vicegerens), from L. vicem stead, place, office, (see VICARIOUS (Cf. vicarious)) + gerens, prp. of gerere to carry …   Etymology dictionary

  • vicegerent — Vicegerent, quasi Vices gerens alterius, Vicarius …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • vicegerent — [vīs΄jir′ənt] n. [ML vicegerens: see VICE & GERENT] a person appointed by another, esp. by a ruler, to exercise the latter s power and authority; deputy …   English World dictionary

  • vicegerent — /vuys jear euhnt/, n. 1. an officer appointed as deputy by and to a sovereign or supreme chief. 2. a deputy in general. adj. 3. exercising delegated powers. 4. characterized by delegation of powers. [1530 40; < NL vicegerent (s. of vicegerens… …   Universalium

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