lieu tenant governor

lieutenant governor

noun
1.
a state officer next in rank to a governor, who takes the governor's place in case of the latter's absence, disability, or death.
2.
British. a deputy governor.
3.
the executive officer of a Canadian province appointed by the governor general.

Origin:
1585–95

lieutenant governorship, noun
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lieutenant governor
 
n
1.  a deputy governor
2.  (in the US) an elected official who acts as deputy to a state governor and succeeds him if he dies
3.  lieutenant-governor (in Canada) the representative of the Crown in a province: appointed by the federal government acting for the Crown

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