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  • n. An inferior or subordinate king; a viceroy.

Etymologies

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From Middle English underking, from Old English undercing, undercyning ("under-king, viceroy"), equivalent to under- +‎ king. Cognate with Dutch onderkoning ("viceroy"), German Unterkönig ("underking"), Danish onderkonge ("underking"), Swedish underkung ("underking").

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