Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who rules as the substitute or deputy of a king or of a queen; a viceroy's wife. See vice-king.

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Examples

  • In every herd there is a queen who can vanquish all the rest, and a vice-queen who can vanquish all but the queen, and a second vice-queen who can vanquish all but the first two, and so on down to the weakest of the herd, who cannot withstand any of the others.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • The vice-queen (Augusta Amelia of Bavaria) was handsome and good as an angel.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • It was impossible to speak of beauty or virtue in the Emperor's presence without his giving the vice-queen as an example.

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • No princess, and indeed no mother, could have manifested more affection and care for her children than the vice-queen; and she might well serve as a model for all women.

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • The vice-king and vice-queen had never met before their marriage, but were soon as much attached to each other as if they had been acquainted for years, for never were two persons more perfectly congenial.

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • One of her daughters, who was quite young, having spoken in a very harsh tone to her maid, her most serene highness the vice-queen was informed of it, and in order to give her daughter a lesson, forbade the servants to render the young princess any service, or to reply to any of her demands, from that time.

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • Though the king had not granted Don Diego the dignity of viceroy, the title was generally given to him by courtesy, and his wife was universally addressed by that of vice-queen.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

  • Toledo, Dona Maria de, Don Diego Columbus becomes enamored of: their marriage; and embarkation for Hispaniola; is left as vice-queen at St. Domingo on the sailing of Don Diego for Spain; becomes a widow.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

  • He was grandson to Isabella, third daughter of Don Diego (son of the discoverer) by his vice-queen, Dona Maria de Toledo.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

  • The vice-queen, who was a lady of great desert, surrounded by the noble cavaliers and the young ladies of family who had come in her retinue, established a sort of court, which threw a degree of lustre over the half savage island.

    The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus

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