Definition of vicegerency in US English:

vicegerency

noun

formal
  • See vicegerent

    • ‘If the latter condition prevails, then vicegerency will be entrusted to a different people or generation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And on the other, it is the conscious acceptance of man's vicegerency on earth as ordained by Allah.’
    • ‘This concept of vicegerency is what distinguishes Islam from other systems of thought in all spheres of life.’

Pronunciation

vicegerency

/ˌvaɪsˈdʒɪrənsi//ˌvīsˈjirənsē/