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vice·roy

 (vīs′roi′)
n.
1. A man who is the governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.
2. An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), resembling but somewhat smaller than the monarch.

[French : vice-, vice; see vicereine + roi, king (from Latin rēx, rēg-; see reg- in Indo-European roots).]

viceroy

(ˈvaɪsrɔɪ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a governor of a colony, country, or province who acts for and rules in the name of his or her sovereign or government.
[C16: from French, from vice3 + roy king, from Latin rex]
ˈviceroyˌship n

vice•roy

(ˈvaɪs rɔɪ)

n.
1. a person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign.
2. a brightly marked American butterfly, Basilarchia archippus, closely mimicking the monarch butterfly in coloration.
[1515–25; < Middle French, =vice- vice- + roy king < Latin rēgem, acc. of rēx]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viceroy - governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
exarch - a viceroy who governed a large province in the Roman Empire
governor - the head of a state government
Khedive - one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
2.viceroy - showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smallerviceroy - showy American butterfly resembling the monarch but smaller
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Limenitis, Limenitis - mainly dark northern butterflies with white wing bars

viceroy

noun
Related words
adjective viceregal
Translations
visekonge
wicekról

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Le viceroi, representant de la Couronne, agit seulement sur les avis formules par les ministres, et plus particulierement par le premier ministre.