from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person appointed by a ruler or head of state to act as an administrative deputy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.
- n. An officer who is deputed by a superior, or by proper authority, to exercise the powers of another; a lieutenant; a vicar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having or exercising delegated power; acting in the place of another, as by substitution or deputation.
- n. An officer deputed by a superior or by proper authority to exercise the powers of the higher authority; one having a delegated power; a deputy; a vicar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy
Medieval Latin vicegerēns, vicegerent- : Latin vice, ablative of *vix, change; see vice3 + Latin gerēns, governing; see gerent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vicegerens. (Wiktionary)