Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of Deputy Lieutenant in English:
(In the UK) the deputy of the Lord Lieutenant of a county.
- A deputy lieutenant says she was ‘mortified’ when a wheelchair provided didn't fit down the aisle and staff had to lift her over the heads of other passengers to reach her seat.
- He was deputy lieutenant of Durham and magistrate in three counties, acquiring estates and houses which became centres of high society.
- Despite his wealth, he has remained close to his roots in Derbyshire where he held the honorary position of deputy lieutenant of the country in 1999.
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