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lieutenant governor

  1. 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.
  2. British. a deputy governor.
  3. the executive officer of a Canadian province appointed by the governor general.
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Origin of lieutenant governor

First recorded in 1585–95
Related formslieutenant governorship, noun
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Examples from the Web for lieutenant governor

Historical Examples

  • He also prepared and submitted a scheme to the Lieutenant-Governor.

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1

    John Charles Dent

  • This was a revelation to the Lieutenant-Governor, and set him thinking.

  • Suddhoo says that God will make me a Lieutenant-Governor one of these days.

  • News of the mutiny was at once sent to Lieutenant-Governor Paterson.

  • He sent for the only lawyer in town whom the Lieutenant-Governor had told him could be trusted.

    The Clansman

    Thomas Dixon

British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant governor

lieutenant governor

  1. a deputy governor
  2. (in the US) an elected official who acts as deputy to a state governor and succeeds him if he dies
  3. 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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