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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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Origin of lieutenant governor

First recorded in 1585–95

OTHER WORDS FROM lieutenant governor

lieutenant governorship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant governor

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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