Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of lord lieutenant. See lord.
“Such "seditious and daring tendencies," as the royalist chronicler of the times described them, could not be overlooked in high quarters, and the result of that gathering at the Crown and Anchor was that the Duke of Norfolk was dismissed from the lord-lieutenancy of the west riding of Yorkshire, and from his regiment in the militia.”
“Buckingham's intrigues deprived him for seven years of his lord-lieutenancy, and a desperate attempt was made upon his life in 1670, when a company of ruffians dragged him from his coach in St James's Street and sought to hurry him to the gallows at Tyburn.”
“Temple from the lord-lieutenancy of Buckinghamshire, and struck his name out of the roll of privy councillors.”
“Very well -- then perish dreams of lord-lieutenancy; and learn the inevitable fate of your neglected literary offspring.”
“O'Hagan; Catholics are still excluded, except in rare instances, from the higher civil and military offices; and from the lord-lieutenancy they continue to be excluded by law.”
“Street, Strand: -- 'Our sovereign's health -- the majesty of the people! 'which greatly offended George III., who removed Norfolk from his lord-lieutenancy.”
“The government, strong in the support of the nation, took up the silly and insolent challenge, and the duke was deprived of his lord-lieutenancy and the command of his militia regiment.”
“In December, 1821, Wellesley undertook the lord-lieutenancy of Ireland, which had relapsed into so disturbed a state that it had been proposed to make Wellington both viceroy and commander-in-chief.”
“Anglesey, who had been recently dismissed from the lord-lieutenancy of”
“Our leading class is an aristocracy, and no aristocracy likes the notion of a State-authority greater than itself, with a stringent administrative machinery superseding the decorative inutilities of lord-lieutenancy, deputy - lieutenancy, and the posse comitatûs, + which are all in its own hands.”
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