/vuys roy"euhl tee, vuys"roy'-/, n., pl. viceroyalties.
1. the dignity, office, or period of office of a viceroy.
2. a country or province ruled by a viceroy.
[1695-1705; VICE- + ROYALTY, modeled on F vice-royauté]

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(as used in expressions)
New Granada Viceroyalty of
New Spain Viceroyalty of
Peru Viceroyalty of
Río de la Plata Viceroyalty of the

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