vicegerent


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to vicegerent: viceregent

vicegerent

1. a person appointed to exercise all or some of the authority of another, esp the administrative powers of a ruler; deputy
2. RC Church the pope or any other representative of God or Christ on earth, such as a bishop
References in periodicals archive ?
Therefore, all such steps and social activities that help in the spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth of humankind are included in the duties of a man as the vicegerent of God.
Therefore, because Adam exists according to the face of al-Haqq and because he is a unifying creature, he is vicegerent (Arabi, Fususu'lHikem: 30).
Man stays on earth keeping relation with Allah (swt) being revivify soul of Allah (swt) and being vicegerent of Him.
According to IEP, God created humankind to be the guardian of the earth and gave them dominion over its inhabitants, but with a burden of responsibilities: "He (God) it is Who made you vicegerents on earth" (Qur'an 35:39).
The centralprikazy had just begun to emerge in the 1550s and 1560s; approaches to local government varied considerably, with some communities being sold rights of zemskii self-government while others were under fortifications stewards [gorodovye prikashchiki), annual commandants (godovye voevody), secretaries (d'iaki, as in Novgorod), and still others remaining under vicegerents (namestniki).
In this story, Allah had chosen Prophet Adam as the vicegerent.
The war of a believer with Self, signifies the efforts one is to make to qualify for the position of vicegerent of God.
Since, according to Islam, sovereignty belongs to God alone, anyone who holds power and rules in according with the laws of God would undoubtedly be the vicegerent of the Supreme Ruler and would not be authorized to exercise any powers other than those delegated to him.
Whilst basing her rule on her status as crown or sovereign of the world she placed her rule firmly on the foundation that she was chosen by Allah, she was a representative of God, his vicegerent, to rule according to his laws.
Vladimir, degraded to the post of a Nizhny Novgorod vicegerent, was accused of an attempt to bribe the Tsar's cook, who had come to buy live fish from the Volga fishermen, into feeding his master poisoned fish.
This would also fall under the Qur'anic definition of man as vicegerent -- God's representative on Earth.
He was appointed Vicegerent of Hijaz in 1926 (1344 H), Chairman of the Al Shoura Council in 1927 (1345 H) and the countrys first Foreign Minister in 1930 (1348 H).