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VICEROY (from O. Fr. viceroy, mod. vi...

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 21 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VICEROY (from O. Fr. viceroy, mod. viceroi, i.e. Lat. vice, in place of, and roy or roi, king), the governor of a kingdom or colony to whom is delegated by his sovereign the power to exercise regal authority in his name. The lord-lieutenant of Ireland and the governor-general of India are frequently referred to as viceroys, but the title has no official recognition in British government.
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