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1. The wife of a viceroy.
2. A woman who is the governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.

[French : vice-, vice (from Old French; see vice3) + reine, queen (from Latin rēgīna, feminine of rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots).]


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the wife of a viceroy
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a female viceroy
[C19: from French, from vice3 + reine queen, from Latin rēgīna]


(ˈvaɪs reɪn)

the wife of a viceroy.
[1815–25; < French, =vice- vice- + reine queen < Latin rēgīna, akin to rēx king]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vicereine - wife of a viceroy
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
2.vicereine - 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
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The higher profile of Lady Aberdeen as vicereine suggested an effort to portray her as a stand-in for a maternally imagined Queen Victoria, as a sort of national mother.
It had two separate thrones for the British Viceroy and Vicereine, which have now been replaced by a simple chair for the President and a statue of Gautam Buddha belonging to Gupta period, fifth Century, A.
Juana went into a convent as she thought it less unpleasant than marriage, in a time when she could presumably not have stayed single - but there is little sense of this powerlessness as she debates theology with a bishop, and sips drinks with the Viceroy and Vicereine.