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

  • n. The office, authority, or term of service of a viceroy.
  • n. A district or province governed by a viceroy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office or term of service of a viceroy
  • n. The place governed by a viceroy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dignity, office, or jurisdiction of a viceroy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dignity, office, or jurisdiction of a viceroy.

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

  • n. a district or province governed by a viceroy


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  • Mexico, capital of the viceroyalty of New Spain, was built upon the ruins of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, after it was destroyed by the troops of Hernán Cortés.

    The "virreinato" of New Spain

  • The viceroyalty of New Spain, created in 1535, included under one generic title a whole range of different, vast territories, ranging from the kingdom of Guatemala to the rich mining regions of the north, which were organized around one hub: the city of Mexico.

    The "virreinato" of New Spain

  • Commonly, these divine members of the medical marketplace — the virgins and Christ figures that became important locally, and some, such as the Virgin of Guadalupe, throughout the viceroyalty — were the last to be appealed to in the "hierarchy of resort," an indication of desperation when other earthly measures had failed.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • It alone was empowered to insure that the viceroyalty was cared for by qualified professionals; its charge was to eradicate the charlatans and casters of spells, the myriad curanderos, and most importantly, the countless unlicensed empiricos from the realm.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • BN Lima, the capital of the Peruvian viceroyalty, was initially set out in a rectangular form in which the "plaza" was displaced to the nearby Rimac river.

    The "cuadricula"

  • After the La Plata viceroyalty was established in 1776 and this city became the capital, a great many more urban planning works were undertaken.

    The "cuadricula"

  • Burke was born in the Christian village of Martinpur, Punjab now in Pakistan, when Edward VII was King-Emperor and a year after Lord Curzon had relinquished the viceroyalty of India.

    Samuel Martin Burke obituary

  • But the Deccan was his responsibility; after sending him here eight years ago to overthrow Raja Jhujhar, Emperor Shah Jahan had officially given him the viceroyalty of the Deccan, and Aurangzeb had made Burhanpur his headquarters.

    Shadow Princess

  • Here we explore these ideas through the prism of European medicine, a body of thought imported into Mexico during the very first years of the viceroyalty and the only legally sanctioned medical model throughout the three hundred years of colonial rule.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • Now suddenly he is just dying with concern for the poor uninsured peasantry of his remote viceroyalty.

    The Chimes at Midnight


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