from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The position, function, or authority of a vicegerent.
- n. A district under a vicegerent's jurisdiction.
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- n. The office or position of a vicegerent.
- n. The area ruled by a vicegerent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office of a vicegerent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of a vicegerent; deputed power.
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So, the Muslims (who know their God-given role on earth) must strive to fulfill their khilafah (vicegerency) on earth.
He is commonly called the 'sagan' of the priests: which argues his supremacy among the priests, rather than his vicegerency under the high priest.
Point to Thy truthful breast through the power of truth and exclaim: I swear by the One true God, herein lieth the vicegerency of
Maker, and deposes conscience from its government and vicegerency.
Now from this principle, that the authority of conscience stands founded upon its vicegerency and deputation under God, several very important inferences may, or rather indeed unavoidably must, ensue.
For our second and next inference from the foregoing principle of the vicegerency of conscience under God, will shew us also the daring impudence and downright impiety of many of those fulsome pleas of conscience, which the world has been too often and too scandalously abused by.
While James was vaunting his divine vicegerency, and boasting of his high prerogative, he possessed not so much as a single regiment of guards to maintain his extensive claims; a sufficient proof that he sincerely believed his pretensions to be well grounded, and a strong presumption that they were at least built on what were then deemed plausible arguments.
15 Or, if ye are truthful, or can make good a better claim to the vicegerency.