Etymology
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vicegerent (n.)

1530s, from Medieval Latin vicegerentem (nominative vicegerens), from Latin vicem, accusative of vicus "stead, place, office," (see vicarious) + gerens, present participle of gerere "to carry" (see gest). From 1570s as an adjective.

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Definitions of vicegerent

vicegerent (n.)
someone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy;
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