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lieutenant governor

a state officer next in rank to a governor, who takes the governor's place in case of the latter's absence, disability, or death.
British. a deputy governor.
the executive officer of a Canadian province appointed by the governor general.
Origin of lieutenant governor
First recorded in 1585-95
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lieutenant governorship, noun Unabridged
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  • The lieutenant governor is the presiding officer of the Senate.

    Citizenship Emma Guy Cromwell
  • Your Indians have escaped, likewise the lieutenant governor.

  • Ole Olson, lieutenant governor, served the remainder of the term.

    North Dakota Various
  • They intended likewise a salary for the lieutenant governor.

  • Give the lieutenant governor a good smack for me,—and tell him he is still in my will.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant governor

lieutenant governor

a deputy governor
(in the US) an elected official who acts as deputy to a state governor and succeeds him if he dies
lieutenant-governor. (in Canada) the representative of the Crown in a province: appointed by the federal government acting for the Crown
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