vicegerent

Part of speech: adjective

Acting in the place of another.

Part of speech: noun

One authorized to exercise the powers of another; a deputy.

Part of speech: noun

Vicegerency.

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Usage examples "vicegerent":

  1. I have made thee my father's vicegerent on earth in the things of which I have made mention before. - "Bunyan", 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", 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", John Lothrop Motley.