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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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Here the viceroy and his company were received with so much ceremony, as was rather troublesome than pleasing to us who were fatigued with the labours of the passage; and having stayed here some time, that the gentlemen who attended the viceroy to Goa might fit out their vessels, we set sail, and after having been detained some time at sea, by calms and contrary winds, and somewhat harassed by the English and Dutch, who were now increased to eleven ships of war, arrived at Goa, on Saturday, the 16th of December, and the viceroy made his entry with great magnificence.
The part of the king would be confined to simply pardoning the viceroy of Ireland all he should undertake against D'Artagnan.
He was introduced to the viceroy with a promptitude which proved that he was considered as one of the household.
Such sorts of satisfaction kings are accustomed to render to viceroys without disagreeable consequences.
Roque passed his nights in some place or other apart from his men, that they might not know where he was, for the many proclamations the viceroy of Barcelona had issued against his life kept him in fear and uneasiness, and he did not venture to trust anyone, afraid that even his own men would kill him or deliver him up to the authorities; of a truth, a weary miserable life
When he returned to India there was a blaze of glory, for the Viceroy himself made a special visit to confer upon the Maharajah the Grand Cross of the Star of India--all diamonds and ribbons and enamel; and at the same ceremony, while the cannon boomed, Purun Dass was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire; so that his name stood Sir Purun Dass, K.
The Prime Minister became the honoured friend of Viceroys, and Governors, and Lieutenant-Governors, and medical missionaries, and common missionaries, and hard-riding English officers who came to shoot in the State preserves, as well as of whole hosts of tourists who travelled up and down India in the cold weather, showing how things ought to be managed.
She was at the boarding of the viceroy of the Indies out of Goa, she was; and to look at her you would think she was a babby.
And tell the Deep-Sea Viceroys the story of our woe; Ere, empty as the shark's egg the tempest flings ashore, The Beaches of Lukannon shall know their sons no more!
Jon Bortz, the company chairman and chief executive officer, said, 'We are pleased to be acquiring the Viceroy Miami at an extremely attractive price and furthering the geographic diversification of our growing portfolio.
The Coves at Round Mountain is a very special mountain community and we are excited to partner with Viceroy Southeast and their exclusive builder, Providence Home Builders," said Daniel Shattuck, General Manager of The Coves.
The hotel will be operated by Viceroy Hotels and Resorts (VHR), of which Mubadala is a 50 per cent shareholder.