viceroy ship


a person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign: the viceroy of India.
a brightly marked American butterfly, Limenitis archippus, closely mimicking the monarch butterfly in coloration.

1515–25; < Middle French, equivalent to vice- vice- + roy king < Latin rēgem, accusative of rēx

viceroyship, noun Unabridged
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viceroy (ˈvaɪsrɔɪ)
a governor of a colony, country, or province who acts for and rules in the name of his sovereign or governmentRelated: viceregal
Related: viceregal
[C16: from French, from vice³ + roy king, from Latin rex]

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person ruling as representative of a sovereign, 1524, from M.Fr. vice-roy, from O.Fr. vice- "deputy" (see vice-) + roi "king," from L. regem (nom. rex); see rex. The species of American butterfly so called from 1881.
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