lieutenant governor

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018

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

lieutenant governorship

noun

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First Known Use of lieutenant governor

1595

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


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