vicereine

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Etymology[edit]

From French vicereine, from vice- + reine ‎(queen).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /vʌɪsɹeɪn/, /ˈvʌɪsɹɛn/

Noun[edit]

vicereine ‎(plural vicereines)

  1. The wife of a viceroy. [from 19th c.]
    • 1941, W Somerset Maugham, Up at the Villa, Vintage 2004, p. 19:
      ‘I can't imagine anything I'd like better than to be Vicereine of India,’ said the Princess.
  2. A woman who is a viceroy.

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