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noun
British. the title of various high officials holding authority deputed from a sovereign.
(formerly) the viceroy in Ireland.
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Origin of Lord Lieutenant

First recorded in 1960–65

OTHER WORDS FROM Lord Lieutenant

Lord Lieutenancy, noun
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Lord Lieutenant

noun
(in Britain) the representative of the Crown in a county
(formerly) the British viceroy in Ireland
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