vicegeral

vicegeral

[vahys-jeer-uhl]
adjective
of or pertaining to a vicegerent or a vicegerent's position.

Origin:
viceger(ent) + -al1

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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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