lord lieutenant

noun

plural lords lieutenant or lord lieutenants
1
: an official of the crown in English counties formerly having extensive military powers and now serving as the principal justice of the peace and keeper of the county records
2
: lord lieutenant of ireland

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“Lord lieutenant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lord%20lieutenant. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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