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vicegerent

[vahys-jeer-uh nt] /vaɪsˈdʒɪər ənt/
noun
1.
an officer appointed as deputy by and to a sovereign or supreme chief.
2.
a deputy in general.
adjective
3.
exercising delegated powers.
4.
characterized by delegation of powers.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; < New Latin vicegerent- (stem of vicegerēns managing instead of), equivalent to Latin vice (see vice3) + gerent- (stem of gerēns, present participle of gerere to carry on, conduct); see -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for vice gerent

vicegerent

/ˌvaɪsˈdʒɛrənt/
noun
1.
a person appointed to exercise all or some of the authority of another, esp the administrative powers of a ruler; deputy
2.
(RC Church) the Pope or any other representative of God or Christ on earth, such as a bishop
adjective
3.
invested with or characterized by delegated authority
Derived Forms
vicegeral, adjective
vicegerency, noun
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin vicegerēns, from vice³ + Latin gerere to manage
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Word Origin and History for vice gerent

vicegerent

n.

1530s, from Medieval Latin vicegerentem (nominative vicegerens), from Latin vicem "stead, place, office," (see vicarious) + gerens, present participle of gerere "to carry" (see gest). From 1570s as an adjective.

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