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Lord Lieutenant

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noun
  1. British. the title of various high officials holding authority deputed from a sovereign.
  2. (formerly) the viceroy in Ireland.
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Origin of Lord Lieutenant

First recorded in 1960–65
Related formsLord Lieutenancy, noun
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Examples from the Web for lord lieutenant

Historical Examples

  • The Lord-Lieutenant had given a ball, and had not invited the Leslies.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852

    Various

  • You've attempted to play off an outrageous hoax on the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.

    General John Regan

    George A. Birmingham

  • I may not see that Lord-Lieutenant, gentlemen, and I may not see the statue.

    General John Regan

    George A. Birmingham

  • In the absence of the Lord-Lieutenant she'll pull the string.

    General John Regan

    George A. Birmingham

  • You seem to think that the Lord-Lieutenant has some sort of grievance against us.

    General John Regan

    George A. Birmingham


British Dictionary definitions for lord lieutenant

Lord Lieutenant

noun
  1. (in Britain) the representative of the Crown in a county
  2. (formerly) the British viceroy in Ireland
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