American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person appointed by a ruler or head of state to act as an administrative deputy.
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.
- n. The official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. someone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy
- From Latin vicegerens. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“And such a crushed earth-worm this miserable, infatuated people call the vicegerent of”
“The Quran says that God created Adam as his "vicegerent" 2:30, his representative on earth.”
“The word "vicegerent" was changed to "viceregent" in the sentence: But as he is held to be God's VICEREGENT among the people of south-western Europe, so is the Russian emperor among the Christians of the East.”
“Christian, doth manage his office as Christ’s deputy and vicegerent; if not, then I conclude by his principles, a pagan magistrate is the devil’s deputy and vicegerent, which is contrary to Paul’s doctrine, who will have us to be subject for conscience’ sake, even to heathen magistrates, as the ministers of God for good, Rom. xiii.”
“The stress here -- "all of them" -- indicates that the issue is not simply the names of the natural realm, over which Adam was appointed vicegerent, but also the names of the Creator.”
“Satan's rebellion arises in no small measure from an over-estimation of the importance of existents and a rejection of those aspects of his relationship with God to be affirmed through belief: the unobservable act of his own creation; and the benevolence of the Son's vicegerent rule, which he takes to be an expression of divine authoritarianism.”
“God bestowed on mankind a covenant to protect the Earth in the role of vicegerent.”
“They made use of it, to instil into the small portion of the people under their direction, that it was incumbent on them to serve no other master than him who was the vicegerent of God on earth, and who dwelt in Italy on the banks of a small river called the Tiber; that every other religious opinion, every other worship, was an abomination in the sight of”
“For the sovereignty over the people which was, before, not only by virtue of the divine power, but also by a particular pact of the Israelites in God, and next under Him, in the high priest, as His vicegerent on earth, was cast off by the people, with the consent of God Himself.”
“Again, he is to be king then no otherwise than as subordinate or vicegerent of God the Father, as Moses was in the wilderness, and as the high priests were before the reign of Saul, and as the kings were after it.”
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