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Meaning of VICEGERENT

Pronunciation:  vIs'jeerunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy
 

VICEGERENT is a 10 letter word that starts with V.

 

 See Also: deputy, surrogate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \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.
    
          The symbol and vicegerent of the Deity.  --C. A. Young.
    
    
 

 

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