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lieutenant governor

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noun

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.

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Nearby words

lieutenancy, lieutenant, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant commander, lieutenant general, lieutenant governor, lieutenant junior grade, lieve, lif, lifar, lifar, serge

Origin of lieutenant governor

First recorded in 1585–95
Related formslieutenant governorship, noun
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lieutenant governor


noun

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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