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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After her two terms as mayor were up, she gained statewide recognition in her campaign to become lieutenant governor.
Major offices such as governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and land commissioner will be on the ballot.
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