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 (vīs′roi′əl-tē, vīs-roi′-)
n. pl. vice·roy·al·ties
1. The office, authority, or term of service of a viceroy.
2. A district or province governed by a viceroy.


n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office, authority, or dignity of a viceroy
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the domain governed by a viceroy
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the term of office of a viceroy


(vaɪsˈrɔɪ əl ti, ˈvaɪsˌrɔɪ-)

also vice•roy•ship

(ˈvaɪs rɔɪˌʃɪp)

n., pl. -al•ties also -ships.
the position, office, or period of office of a viceroy.
[1695–1705; compare French vice-royauté]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viceroyalty - a district or province governed by a viceroy
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised


[ˈvaɪsˈrɔɪəltɪ] Nvirreinato m
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