from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who is the governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.
- n. An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), resembling but somewhat smaller than the monarch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.
- n. An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), so named because it is similar to, but smaller than, the monarch butterfly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The governor of a country or province who rules in the name of the sovereign with regal authority, as the king's substitute.
- n. A large and handsome American butterfly (Basilarchia archippus syn. Limenitis archippus). Its wings are orange-red, with black lines along the nervures and a row of white spots along the outer margins. The larvæ feed on willow, poplar, and apple trees.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vice-king; the governor of a kingdom or colony, who rules in the name of the king (or queen), as the deputy of the sovereign: as, the viceroy of India or of Ireland.
- n. The archippus, a handsomely colored American butterfly, Basilarchia archippus, formerly known as Limenitis disippus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller
- n. governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
He requested the title of viceroy and was refused, but received vice-regal powers with direct access to the king and his council.
Eikenberry's pique seems to have been tweaked because a Brit, and not Eikenberry, was appointed "viceroy" -- a slight he seems to lay at the feet of a Karzai/McChrystal conspiracy.
He did a great job, but we wouldn't have wanted a President who thought like a viceroy, that is, like a minor king.
She was the viceroy's mistress; and though the viceroy might be a very agreeable man, he was a Spaniard, and not likely to be easy-going in his love affairs.
He probably also knew he had caused some discomfort between Stephens and Lord Linlithgow after Stephens called the viceroy's rejection of Raja ji's request to meet Mahatma Gandhi in jail soon after August 1942 "a mistake".
There can be no doubt from the relation sent, as to the attitude of the king of China; for the three greatest magistrates whom he has in the province and dominion of Oquen (to which belongs the province of Chiencho) -- that is, the viceroy, the inspector-general and the eunuch -- write this, each one of them, in two letters, one of which is for the said archbishop and the other for the said governor of these islands.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 14 of 55 1606-1609 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of The Catholic Missions, As Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
John Donne the poet, a few years later, uses the ancient language of reason as a 'viceroy', a deputy within us for the sovereignty of God: our confusion and suffering are the result of this sovereignty being compromised through our breaking of relation with God, so that we are left without defence against the destructive powers that imprison our true humanity.
Known there as the "viceroy," he was extremely close to President Hamid Karzai.
Seen this way -- and I agree with Gingrich -- the problem wasn't necessarily that we established a kind of viceroy, it was that the Bush administration refused to support its governing strategy with the troops that strategy required.
Mbeki criticized the World Bank, saying what he called the age of the "viceroy" governors is over.