noun Date: 1703 the office, authority, or term of service of a viceroy; also the territory or jurisdiction of a viceroy

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  • Viceroyalty — Vice*roy al*ty, n. The dignity, office, or jurisdiction of a viceroy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viceroyalty — [vīs΄roi′əl tē] n. pl. viceroyalties [< Fr vice royauté < OFr vice ,VICE + roialte: see ROYALTY] the office or tenure of, or the area ruled by, a viceroy: also viceroyship …   English World dictionary

  • viceroyalty — /vuys roy euhl tee, vuys roy /, n., pl. viceroyalties. 1. the dignity, office, or period of office of a viceroy. 2. a country or province ruled by a viceroy. [1695 1705; VICE + ROYALTY, modeled on F vice royauté] * * * (as used in expressions)… …   Universalium

  • viceroyalty — viceroy ► NOUN ▪ a ruler exercising authority in a colony on behalf of a sovereign. DERIVATIVES viceroyalty noun (pl. viceroyalties) . ORIGIN archaic French, from vice in place of + roi king …   English terms dictionary

  • viceroyalty — noun a) The office or term of service of a viceroy b) The place governed by a viceroy …   Wiktionary

  • viceroyalty — n. office or authority of the viceroy; area ruled by a viceroy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • viceroyalty — noun (plural viceroyalties) the office or authority of a viceroy. ↘a territory governed by a viceroy …   English new terms dictionary

  • viceroyalty — vice·royalty …   English syllables

  • viceroyalty — vice•roy•al•ty [[t]vaɪsˈrɔɪ əl ti, ˈvaɪsˌrɔɪ [/t]] also vice•roy•ship [[t]ˈvaɪs rɔɪˌʃɪp[/t]] n. pl. al•ties also ships gov the position, office, or period of office of a viceroy • Etymology: 1695–1705; cf. F vice royauté …   From formal English to slang

  • viceroyalty — /vaɪs ˈrɔɪəlti/ (say vuys royuhltee) noun (plural viceroyalties) 1. the dignity, office, or period of office of a viceroy. 2. a country or province ruled by a viceroy. {vice + royalty} …   Australian English dictionary

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