Definition of viceroy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvaɪsrɔɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪsrɔɪ//
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(often used as a title) (in the past) a person who was sent by a king or queen to govern a colony Word Originearly 16th cent.: from archaic French, from vice- ‘in place of’ + roi ‘king’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: viceroy