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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 loa is similar in design, language and content to the loas de fiestas reales of Calderon and his school, and to those composed by Sor Juana herself to be performed in the viceregal palace and other venues in honor of the kings and queens of Spain, viceroys, vicereines, and other dignitaries.