Meaning of vicegerent

vice•ge•rent

Pronunciation: (vīs-jēr'unt), [key]
— n.
  1. an officer appointed as deputy by and to a sovereign or supreme chief.
  2. a deputy in general.
—adj.
  1. exercising delegated powers.
  2. characterized by delegation of powers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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