lieutenant governor

noun

: 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

Examples of lieutenant governor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The book was informed by his time as San Francisco mayor and came out in 2013 after he’d been elected lieutenant governor. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2024 Other statewide contests include the primary for candidates seeking their party’s nomination to run for one U.S. Senate seat, the governor and lieutenant governor’s seat, secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor and state superintendent of public instruction. Elizabeth Beyer, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for lieutenant governor 

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Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lieutenant governor was in 1595

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“Lieutenant governor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lieutenant%20governor. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

lieutenant governor

noun
1
: an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of an American state
2
: the formal head of the government of a Canadian province appointed to represent the crown

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