- British. the title of various high officials holding authority deputed from a sovereign.
- (formerly) the viceroy in Ireland.
Origin of Lord Lieutenant
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Historical Examples of lord lieutenant
The Lord-Lieutenant had given a ball, and had not invited the Leslies.
You've attempted to play off an outrageous hoax on the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.
I may not see that Lord-Lieutenant, gentlemen, and I may not see the statue.
She's coming with the Lord-Lieutenant to unveil the new statue.
If the Lord-Lieutenant doesn't come, and he won't, who's going to give us the money?
- (in Britain) the representative of the Crown in a county
- (formerly) the British viceroy in Ireland