Vicegerent vs Viceroy - What's the difference?

vicegerent | viceroy |


As nouns the difference between vicegerent and viceroy

is that vicegerent is the official administrative deputy of a ruler or head of state; viceregent while viceroy is one who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.

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)

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    viceroy

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a monarch.
  • An orange and black North American butterfly (), so named because it is similar to, but smaller than, the monarch butterfly.
  • See also

    * governor-general, governor general * lord lieutenant