Definition of lieutenant governor in English:

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lieutenant governor

Pronunciation: /lo͞oˈˌtenənt ˈɡəv(ə)nər/


1The executive officer of a state who is next in rank to a governor and who takes the governor’s place in case of disability or death.
Example sentences
  • The anti-lottery effort, led by evangelical churches and a conservative Republican lieutenant governor, spent less than half that amount and won anyway in a landslide.
  • A Democrat won a tight victory for lieutenant governor while a Republican won a landslide triumph in the attorney general's race.
  • He was elected to the state senate in 1868 and then was named president pro tempore; he later became lieutenant governor upon the death of the incumbent in 1871.
1.1The executive officer of a Canadian province, appointed by the governor general.


lieutenant governorship

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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Syllabification: lieu·ten·ant gov·er·nor

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