viceroyship


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vice·roy·ship

 (vīs′roi-shĭp′)
n.
Viceroyalty.
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Noun1.viceroyship - the position of viceroy
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
References in classic literature ?
I embarked in March, 1622, in the same fleet with the Count Vidigueira, on whom the king had conferred the viceroyship of the Indies, then vacant by the resignation of Alfonso Noronha, whose unsuccessful voyage in the foregoing year had been the occasion of the loss of Ormus, which being by the miscarriage of that fleet deprived of the succours necessary for its defence, was taken by the Persians and English.
Curzon remembered tangling with Prime Minister Balfour fifteen years before, and losing his Viceroyship of India as a result.