Definition of lieutenant governor in English:

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lieutenant governor

noun

The acting or deputy governor of a state or province, under a governor or Governor General.
Example sentences
  • The island is a crown possession with wide independent powers under a lieutenant governor.
  • As a primer on Canada's constitutional monarchy explains, the governor-general and the provincial lieutenant governors ‘are constitutional fire extinguishers with a potent mixture of powers for use in great emergencies.’
  • It is self-governing with a locally elected governor, lieutenant governor, and bicameral legislature.

Derivatives

lieutenant governorship

noun
Example sentences
  • He had turned his sights to the lieutenant governorship, while the state Senate President took a surprising pass at higher office.
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