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  • n. Plural form of vicegerent.


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  • Even Abou Hassan, the most disinterested of all viceroys, forgot not, during his caliphate of one day, to send a douceur of one thousand pieces of gold to his own household; and the Scottish vicegerents, raised to power by the strength of their faction, failed not to embrace the same means of rewarding them.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • He made humans His vicegerents on earth and has asked them to, on the one hand, make earth prosper by using their God-given potentials and to prepare the ground for the growth of divine attributes in all humans, and to provide all with a life full of beauty, amity, freedom, justice and goodness; and on the other hand in pursuance of this path, to prepare for a prosperous, everlasting life endowed by God's mercy.

    President Ahmadinejad's Speech Addressing the U.N. General Assembly

  • It is for this reason that St. Paul, while bidding wives revere Christ in their husbands, and slaves respect Christ in their masters, warns them to give obedience to them not as men, but as the vicegerents of Christ; for it is not meet that men redeemed by Christ should serve their fellow-men.

    The State's Obligation to Recognize and Protect the Catholic Church

  • But they do their work as vicegerents with an easy grace, and with sweet pleasant voices and soft movements, which almost make a roan doubt whether the Almighty has not in truth intended that such injustice should be permanent.

    The American Senator

  • The kampong may then have a properly constituted mosque in which every Friday the religious officer recites an oration in praise of God, the Prophet, and his vicegerents, from the steps of a rostrum.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • But for fables, they were vicegerents and supplies where examples failed: now that the times abound with history, the aim is better when the mark is alive.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • None of that ceremony was observed, which draws a line of distinction between the Eastern sovereigns, or their vicegerents, and the people.

    Travels in Arabia

  • This high partnership with God, as His vicegerents on earth, is to have its fullest, richest, and most efficient exercise in prayer for all men.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • Now, they who place men in authority to be God's vicegerents, do undertake to God for their deportment in that authority, and therefore may justly bear the sad effects of their sinful miscarriages.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • This obedience must be performed not only "for wrath," or the fear of punishment, but also "for conscience 'sake," and this, not so much that we may obey them, as God himself, whose vicegerents they are.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2


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