A person appointed by a ruler or head of state to act as an administrative deputy.
[Medieval Latin vicegerēns, vicegerent- : Latin vice, ablative of *vix, change; see VICE3 + Latin gerēns, governing; see GERENT.]
vice·geral (-jîrəl) adj.
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