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lieutenant governor

noun

Simple Definition of lieutenant governor

  • : an elected official who is an assistant to the governor of a U.S. state

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lieutenant governor

  1. :  a deputy or subordinate governor: as a :  an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of an American state b :  the formal head of the government of a Canadian province appointed by the federal government as the representative of the crown

lieutenant governorship noun

1595

First Known Use of lieutenant governor

1595


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