Vicegerent vs Successor - What's the difference?

vicegerent | successor |


As nouns the difference between vicegerent and successor

is that vicegerent is the official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent while successor is a person or thing that immediately follows another in holding an office or title.

As an adjective vicegerent

is having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.

vicegerent

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.
  • (Milton)

    Anagrams

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    successor

    Alternative forms

    * successour (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or thing that immediately follows another in holding an office or title.
  • George W. Bush was successor to Bill Clinton as President of the US.
  • * {{quote-news
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  • The next heir in order or succession.
  • A person who inherits a title or office.
  • (arithmetic, set theory) The integer, ordinal number or cardinal number immediately following another.
  • Synonyms

    * (l) (uncommon)

    Antonyms

    * predecessor