What does the word vicegerent mean?

Usage examples for vicegerent

  1. I have made thee my father's vicegerent on earth in the things of which I have made mention before. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  2. Hugh de Payens, before his departure, placed a Knight Templar at the head of the order in this country, who was called the Prior of the Temple, and was the procurator and vicegerent of the Master. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  3. With such secret courtesies between his most Catholic Majesty's vicegerent and himself was Henry's league with the two Protestant powers accompanied. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley