Meaning of viceregal in English:


Pronunciation /vʌɪsˈriːɡ(ə)l/


  • Relating to a viceroy.

    ‘viceregal rule’
    • ‘the viceregal carriage’
    • ‘Portraits of the aristocracy of the viceregal era include members of the clergy, the military and the landed gentry.’
    • ‘At his death, Franz Mayer left his collection of viceregal Mexican art to his adopted nation to afford the people of Mexico tangible evidence of their rich colonial heritage.’
    • ‘The colonial authorities encouraged Spanish and indigenous settlement in the area with incentives of formal viceregal land grants (mercedes reales) awarded by the Crown.’
    • ‘In order to further reveal his xenophobic nature, it would not be a bad idea to recall his extraordinary proposal that Gandhi should be bound hand and foot and trampled by viceregal elephants.’
    • ‘In this case, the viceregal authority will regard the Senate's vote as a bit of political posturing which it has both constitutional and practical reasons to pay absolutely no attention to.’
    • ‘One of the most important industries in viceregal Mexico was the production of tin-glazed earthenware, known as Talavera, which was made primarily in Puebla.’
    • ‘The silver made in Mexico during the viceregal period is legendary, yet most of the surviving examples are ecclesiastical rather than domestic.’
    • ‘Some of the silver and textiles produced in viceregal Peru found their way to Spain thanks to the great royal collector Philip II.’
    • ‘Henry also managed the difficult task of ruling lands on both sides of the Channel by instituting bodies of viceregal administrators for each region.’
    • ‘He became ophthalmologist to the viceregal household in 1853.’