lieutenant governor
noun Date: 1595 a deputy or subordinate governor: as a. an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of an American state b. the formal head of the government of a Canadian province appointed by the federal government as the representative of the crown • lieutenant governorship noun

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  • Lieutenant governor — Lieutenant Lieu*ten ant (l[ u]*t[e^]n ant), n. [F., fr. lieu place + tenant holding, p. pr. of tenir to hold, L. tenere. See {Lieu}, and {Tenant}, and cf. {Locum tenens}.] 1. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lieutenant governor — 1. an elected official of a State who ranks below the governor and substitutes for the governor in case of the latter s absence or death 2. the official head of the government of a Canadian province, appointed by the governor general: also… …   English World dictionary

  • lieutenant governor — lieutenant governors 1) N COUNT A lieutenant governor is an elected official who acts as the deputy of a state governor in the United States. [AM] 2) N COUNT A lieutenant governor is an official elected by the Canadian government to act as a… …   English dictionary

  • Lieutenant Governor — (engl., spr. leffténnent gowwĕrnĕr), Vize , Unterstatthalter …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lieutenant-Governor — (Canada) See constitutional law (Canada). Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • Lieutenant Governor — A Lieutenant Governor is a high officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction. In the American and many Commonwealth systems, lieutenant governors are usually deputy heads of state. In Canada, however, a lieutenant governor… …   Wikipedia

  • Lieutenant-governor — Ein Vizegouverneur (engl. lieutenant governor) ist die Bezeichnung für einen hohen Staatsbeamten in den Vereinigten Staaten und zahlreichen Staaten des Commonwealth of Nations. Meist handelt es sich dabei um den Stellvertreter des Gouverneurs bzw …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lieutenant governor — Ein Vizegouverneur (engl. lieutenant governor) ist die Bezeichnung für einen hohen Staatsbeamten in den Vereinigten Staaten und zahlreichen Staaten des Commonwealth of Nations. Meist handelt es sich dabei um den Stellvertreter des Gouverneurs bzw …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lieutenant governor — /lɛfˌtɛnənt ˈgʌvənə/ (say lef.tenuhnt guvuhnuh) noun a deputy governor or acting governor. Also, lieutenant governor …   Australian English dictionary

  • lieutenant governor — lieutenant governorship. 1. a state officer next in rank to a governor, who takes the governor s place in case of the latter s absence, disability, or death. 2. Brit. a deputy governor. 3. the executive officer of a Canadian province appointed by …   Universalium

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