Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a viceroy.

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  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, a viceroy or viceroyalty.
  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, a viceregent or viceregency.

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Examples

  • Her account mainly covers what she calls the viceregal period, also known as the colonial era, which lasted from 1521 to 1821.

    San Miguel and the War of Independence by Mamie Spiegel

  • Archer contemplated with awe the two slender faded figures, seated side by side in a kind of viceregal rigidity, mouthpieces of some remote ancestral authority which fate compelled them to wield, when they would so much rather have lived in simplicity and seclusion, digging invisible weeds out of the perfect lawns of Skuytercliff, and playing Patience together in the evenings.

    The Age of Innocence

  • Archer contemplated with awe the two slender faded figures, seated side by side in a kind of viceregal rigidity, mouthpieces of some remote ancestral authority which fate compelled them to wield, when they would so much rather have lived in simplicity and seclusion, digging invisible weeds out of the perfect lawns of

    The Age of Innocence

  • The commander in chief in North America no longer had viceregal authority, and the governors took orders only from London.

    George Washington’s First War

  • In the viceregal period, Indians were not allowed inside the park.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • There, at the place they call La Villa, the sacred image hangs on permanent display in a large and modern basilica built in the early 1970s—the original viceregal basilica having sunk unevenly over the centuries into the soft former lake bed below.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • His viceregal powers did not impress the Americans, who might accept persuasion but would not put up with flat orders to governors and legislatures.13

    George Washington’s First War

  • Since the country's founding the Punjabi elite have ruled the other provinces as if they were colonies, underlining the crux of the problem, which is Pakistan's inheritance of Britain's "viceregal tradition," which for Balochistan has translated into a permanent state of martial law.

    Michael Hughes: U.S. Enables Pakistan's Oppression of Balochistan

  • The British did not only gift Pakistan with lethal boundaries, according to renowned Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan inherited a "security state" from British rule, described by scholars as "the viceregal tradition" or "a permanent state of martial law".

    Michael Hughes: Balkanizing Pakistan: A Collective National Security Strategy

  • Winston on Gandhi "It is alarming and also nauseating to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious middle temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the east, striding half-naked up the steps of the viceregal palace, while he is still organizing and conducting a defiant campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with the representative of the king-emperor."

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

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  • "Archer contemplated with awe the two slender faded figures, seated side by side in a kind of viceregal rigidity, mouthpieces of some remote ancestral authority which fate compelled them to wield, when they would so much rather have lived in simplicity and seclusion, digging invisible weeds out of the perfect lawns of Skuytercliff, and playing Patience together in the evenings."
    - Edith Wharton, 'The Age of Innocence'.

    September 19, 2009