vice gerents

vicegerent

[vahys-jeer-uhnt]
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:
1530–40; < Neo-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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vicegerent (ˌvaɪsˈdʒɛrənt)
 
n
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
 
adj
3.  invested with or characterized by delegated authority
 
[C16: from New Latin vicegerēns, from vice³ + Latin gerere to manage]
 
vice'geral
 
adj
 
vice'gerency
 
n

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