lord lieutenancy

Lord Lieutenant

noun
1.
British. the title of various high officials holding authority deputed from a sovereign.
2.
(formerly) the viceroy in Ireland.

Origin:
1960–65

Lord Lieutenancy, noun
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Lord Lieutenant
 
n
1.  (in Britain) the representative of the Crown in a county
2.  (formerly) the British viceroy in Ireland

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