Monday, September 12, 2005

Viceroys - Encyclopedia Definition

Now you know what and where NuMiami is. I have said in the last post that my group of buddies are now Viceroys of NuMiami. Here is the official encyclopedia definition of "Viceroy":

A viceroy is somebody who governs a country or province as a substitute for the monarch. The term derives from the Latin prefix vice-, meaning "in the place of" and French roi, meaning king. A vicereine is a woman in a viceregal position, or a viceroy's wife. A monarch is a type of ruler or head of state, whose titles and ascent are often inherited, not earned, and who represents a larger monarchical system which has established rules and customs regarding succession, duties, and powers. ...

For example, the queens of early modern Spain employed numerous viceroys to rule over various parts of their lands. In Europe, until the 18th century there were Viceroys of Aragon, Valencia, Catalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Naples, and Portugal (1580-1640), while in the New World, there were viceroys in Mexico City to govern New Spain and in Lima, Peru to govern western South America. The New World territories under the control of viceroys were known as Viceroyalties. Due to the growing size of Spain's American colonies, new viceroyalties were created for New Granada (1717) and Río de la Plata (1776).

In imperial China, viceroy was the English translation of the title "general supervisor-protector", otherwise translated as the Governor General, of Chinese officials heading large administrative divisions, directly under the imperial court.

From 1858 to 1947, the Governor-General of India was also the Viceroy of India. The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland was also sometimes referred to as a viceroy. The adjective viceregal is used in some Commonwealth realms to refer to the function of the Governor-General as representative of the Crown.

The Governor-General in Commonwealth realms is sometimes informally referred to as the viceroy, particularly in newspaper headlines. The Governor-General of India (or Governor-General and Viceroy of India) was the head of the British administration in India. ...

The Governor-General of India (or Governor-General and Viceroy of India) was the head of the British administration in India. ... Official standard of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (also known as the Viceroy or in the Middle Ages as the Lord Deputy) was the head of the Kingdom of Englands (before the Act of Union 1707) or Kingdom of Great Britains (after 1707... A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states that recognize Queen Elizabeth II as their Queen and head of state. ... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... The Crown is a term which is used to separate the government authority and property of the state in a kingdom from any personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch. ...


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