lieutenant governor


Definition of lieutenant governor

: a deputy or subordinate governor: such 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

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Other Words from lieutenant governor

lieutenant governorship noun

Examples of lieutenant governor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web O’Connor, a Republican who before serving on Ohio’s high court was lieutenant governor from 1999 to 2002, serving with former GOP Gov. Bob Taft, didn’t mince words about the statement. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor blasts her party, Ohio GOP, for ‘irresponsible’ criticism of judge," 16 Sep. 2020 The commission — with members appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and House speaker — narrowed the choices to the final two last week. The Associated Press,, "Mississippi flag: Magnolia could replace Confederate battle emblem," 3 Sep. 2020 Around that time, the lieutenant governor said, a group of tech entrepreneurs approached Kristen Cox with the idea of launching their own testing initiative. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Spencer Cox reemerges in leading role of state’s pandemic response," 2 Sep. 2020 Some three hours after they were supposed to tip off, the Bucks finally emerged, after having spoken to Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor and attorney general about the Blake shooting in Kenosha, near Milwaukee. Dallas News, "Goodbye, Bubble: The Dallas Morning News’ Brad Townsend reflects on unforgettable NBA moments during the Mavericks’ stay," 31 Aug. 2020 In January 2018, a bit of constitutional mayhem launched Fischbach into the position of lieutenant governor. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Three-decade House Democrat Collin Peterson tries to save Trump-friendly seat in western Minnesota," 3 Sep. 2020 Only poor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Bobby’s daughter, chose the long route to power, serving two humble terms as Maryland’s lieutenant governor before losing a close run for governor. Kevin Mahnken, The New Republic, "The Haunting of Joe Kennedy III," 1 Sep. 2020 Steele — the former chair of the Republican National Committee who served as Maryland’s lieutenant governor under then-Gov. Phil Davis,, "Former Maryland Republican Lt. Gov. and RNC chairman Michael Steele joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project," 25 Aug. 2020 Kleefisch served as the state's lieutenant governor from 2011 to 2019, along with Republican Gov. Scott Walker, until Evers was elected last year. Oren Oppenheim, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At Trump event, Rebecca Kleefisch criticizes state leadership on Kenosha shooting," 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of lieutenant governor

1595, in the meaning defined above

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“Lieutenant governor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lieutenant governor

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

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