vicegerent









vicegerent


noun

  1. an officer appointed as deputy by and to a sovereign or supreme chief.
  2. a deputy in general.

adjective

  1. exercising delegated powers.
  2. characterized by delegation of powers.

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

  1. invested with or characterized by delegated authority
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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