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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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This was evident in a speech made during Lord Dufferin's Vice Regal visit to the Mennonites in 1877, where the work of the Mennonites was compared to a war, with the words "the war to which we invite you as recruits and comrades is a war waged against the brute forces of nature; but those forces will welcome our domination." (15) Mennonite men were supposed to feel encouraged by this speech, with its rousing and aggressive language, generally saved for battles or times of war.
For his part, Christopher McCreery, who writes in separate articles of the expanding role of the Lieutenant Governors, as well as that of the vice regal secretary, presents a careful analysis of both positions in sustaining the Crown in Canada.
Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the east, striding half naked up the steps of the vice regal palace, while he is still organising and conducting a campaign of civil disobedience, to parlay on equal terms with the representative of the Emperor-King."
The Gala Banquet in the Concert Hall of the Hotel Fort Garry began with a Costume Parade and the entrance of the flags, followed by the entrance of the Vice Regal Party accompanied by piper Graeme McCombe.
Notably however the Vice Regal Court made an attempt to stimulate domestic industry by issuing an edict that "Those attending the Queen's Birthday Ball be dressed in the manufacture of the Kingdom."