- 1A person exercising delegated power on behalf of a sovereign or ruler.More example sentences
- When Henry VIII finally became convinced that his vicegerent was a religious radical who was protecting Protestants secretly, he withdrew his support and allowed Cromwell to fall victim to his conservative opponents.
- 1.1A person regarded as an earthly representative of God or a god, especially the pope.More example sentences
- In an Islamic democracy every individual is a vicegerent of God and therefore has the legitimate authority to act in God's name.
- We learnt Islam is not a burden, it is a natural way of life and by our willingness we can choose to be the vicegerent of Allah.
- She is as respectable in the eyes of God as a man and equally shares the responsibility of being the vicegerent of God.
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- And the pursuit of this peace, balance, and justice lies at the core of submission to God, and the obligations of vicegerency.
- In fact, the essence of vicegerency of earth demands progress in science and technology.
- This margin of autonomy by virtue of vicegerency is the Islamic equivalent of popular sovereignty.
mid 16th century: from medieval Latin vicegerent- '(person) holding office', from Latin vic- 'office, place, turn' + gerere 'carry on, hold'.
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