Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person appointed by a ruler or head of state to act as an administrative deputy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having or exercising delegated power; acting in the place of another, as by substitution or deputation.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.
  • noun An officer who is deputed by a superior, or by proper authority, to exercise the powers of another; a lieutenant; a vicar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin vicegerēns, vicegerent- : Latin vice, ablative of *vix, change; see vice + Latin gerēns, governing; see gerent.]

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From Latin vicegerens.

Examples

  • And such a crushed earth-worm this miserable, infatuated people call the vicegerent of

    The Daughter of an Empress

  • The Quran says that God created Adam as his "vicegerent" 2:30, his representative on earth.

    William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: The Innate Beauty Of Human Nature

  • The Quran says that God created Adam as his "vicegerent" 2:30, his representative on earth.

    William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: The Innate Beauty Of Human Nature

  • 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.

    The Bertrams

  • The Quran says that God created Adam as his "vicegerent" 2:30, his representative on earth.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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 Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • 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.

    William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: The Innate Beauty Of Human Nature

  • 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.

    Feisal G. Mohamed: Evaluating the Post-Secular Return to Belief

  • 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.

    Feisal G. Mohamed: Evaluating the Post-Secular Return to Belief

  • 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.

    William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: The Innate Beauty Of Human Nature

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