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Lord Lieutenant

British. the title of various high officials holding authority deputed from a sovereign.
(formerly) the viceroy in Ireland.
Origin of Lord Lieutenant
Related forms
Lord Lieutenancy, noun Unabridged
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  • But everybody agrees in saying they never had such a lord-lieutenant before.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden
  • I may not see that lord-lieutenant, gentlemen, and I may not see the statue.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • Believe you me, doctor, if she does the lord-lieutenant won't be inclined for giving us the pier.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • If the lord-lieutenant doesn't come, and he won't, who's going to give us the money?

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • The lord-lieutenant promised the place to a distinguished young man of excellent conservative principles.

    The Village Notary Jzsef Etvs
  • "It must be the lord-lieutenant," said Mrs. Gregg ecstatically.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • He's fetched down the representative of the lord-lieutenant of this country to unveil the statue!

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • You've attempted to play off an outrageous hoax on the lord-lieutenant of Ireland.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • Since the Union the executive has been in the hands of a lord-lieutenant, secretary, and council appointed by the Crown.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • The Earl of Westmorland had succeeded Buckingham as lord-lieutenant in 1790.

British Dictionary definitions for lord-lieutenant

Lord Lieutenant

(in Britain) the representative of the Crown in a county
(formerly) the British viceroy in Ireland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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