Lord Lieutenant

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

Origin of Lord Lieutenant

First recorded in 1960–65
Related formsLord Lieutenancy, noun
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Lord Lieutenant

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