Definition of Deputy Lieutenant in English:

Share this entry

Deputy Lieutenant


(In the UK) the deputy of the Lord Lieutenant of a county.
Example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Dep¦uty Lieu|ten¦ant

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.