vice-president

vice-president also vice president, 1570s, "one who acts as a deputy for a president," from VICE- (Cf. vice-) + PRESIDENT (Cf. president). Made into an official rank and given a different meaning in the U.S. Constitution (1787).
There seems to be no doubt of my election as V[ice] Pres[iden]t. It will have at least one advantage, that of permitting me to devote more of my time to my private affairs. [John C. Calhoun, letter to wife, Nov. 12, 1824]
Related: vice presidential; vice presidency.

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