VCR Lesson 4

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The king appointed several ______________ to govern the colonies across the ocean.
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Viceroy (n.)

A governor or ruler exercising authority on behalf of a sovereign in a province or colony.


viceroyship, n. - office

viceroyalty, n. - territory

Roots

rex, regis (L) - king

vice (L) - in place of

Synoyms

Governor

Ruler

Representative

Antonyms

Peasant

Citizen

King/Queen/Sovereign

Anyone who is not ruling in the name of an overlord

Practice

A. Lord Canning became the first Viceroy of India in 1858 after the British crown gained control.

B. The king put one of his viceroys on trial after he discovered the viceroy had been treating the people badly.

C. The viceroys had a meeting to decide whether to admit another leader into their oligarchy.

D. The queen instructed the viceroy of the farthest colony to contact her if there were any more whisperings of rebellion.