Definition of vicereine in English:


Syllabification: vice·reine
Pronunciation: /ˈvīsˌrān


  • 1The wife of a viceroy.
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    • He was on personal terms with every viceroy and vicereine and their staffs in the period between the 1890s and 1930s, and was awarded an Indian knighthood in 1929.
    • Besides, one of the ladies-in-waiting just told me that the vicereine doesn't want any soup.
    • Knowing that the Church is cracking down on its perceived enemies, the vicereine offers Sister Juana her protection.
  • 1.1A female viceroy.
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    • Another achievement is the important role of women, who have become vicereines, first ministers, national directors, or secretaries.


early 19th century: from French, from vice- 'in place of' + reine 'queen'.

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