lieutenant governor

noun

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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Examples of lieutenant governor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With her hand on a Bible held by her husband, Bill Hochul, the former lieutenant governor took the oath of office in a private ceremony just after midnight in the capital city of Albany, and again at a ceremonial swearing-in on Tuesday morning. Michelle Rui, Vogue, 24 Aug. 2021 Austin: The lieutenant governor blamed rising hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19 on unvaccinated Black people in comments that were quickly denounced as racist. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2021 The Hawaii lieutenant governor watched in horror as protesters showed up outside his condo, yelled at him through bullhorns and beamed strobe lights into the building to harass him over vaccine requirements. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2021 The Hawaii lieutenant governor watched in horror as protesters showed up outside his condo, yelled at him through bullhorns and beamed strobe lights into the building to harass him over vaccine requirements. Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 2021 The Hawaii lieutenant governor watched in horror as protesters showed up outside his condo, yelled at him through bullhorns and beamed strobe lights into the building to harass him over vaccine requirements. chicagotribune.com, 21 Aug. 2021 But the Republican lieutenant governor sought to deflect criticism of the state’s response to the pandemic. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 20 Aug. 2021 The lieutenant governor comes from a family of steelworkers. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 11 Aug. 2021 Since taking office in 2015, the Democratic lieutenant governor has regularly kept up contact with political and governmental leaders around New York and has traveled to all 62 counties in the state. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, 8 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of lieutenant governor

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lieutenant governor was in 1595

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9 Sep 2021

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“Lieutenant governor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lieutenant%20governor. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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lieutenant governor

noun

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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