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Meaning of vice-regent

vice-re•gent

Pronunciation: (n.vīs'rē'juntadj.vīs&sylprē'junt), [key]
— n.
  1. a deputy regent; a person who acts in the place of a ruler, governor, or sovereign.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or occupying the position of a vice-regent.
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