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Lord Lieutenant

noun

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


Lord Lieutenant

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • Lord Lieutenancy noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lord Lieutenant1

First recorded in 1960–65

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Example Sentences

By the bill the lord-lieutenant was to be empowered, on due information, to proclaim any district to be in a disturbed state.

There would be commissioners elected by the inhabitants, instead of being appointed by the lord-lieutenant.

The Lord-Lieutenant had given a ball, and had not invited the Leslies.

The lord-lieutenant may take away my commission, if he heard of it.

In all cases the lord-lieutenant for Ireland has many and great things to give, of which I should certainly expect one.

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