from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An elected official ranking just below the governor of a state in the United States.
- n. The nonelective chief of government of a Canadian province.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The representative of the Crown in the provincial legislatures of Canada.
- n. The next-in-line to the chief executive of a primary political division of the United States of America, such as a state, second to the governor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A deputy governor acting as the chief civil officer of one of several colonies under a governor general.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer authorized to perform the functions of a governor in case of the absence, disability, or death of the latter, or in a subordinate governorship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of a state of the United States
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After Mr. Christie declined to harshly criticize Mr. DiVincenzo, Sen. Loretta Weinberg of Bergen County, who ran for lieutenant governor against the Christie ticket, said the governor had double standards when it came to his friends.
Hilario was lieutenant governor of the State of New Mexico.
Through Small he also met the great George Wythe, the first American professor of law, and Francis Fauquier, the elegant and accomplished lieutenant governor of the colony.
The next thing I set up for Haley was a meeting with John Rollins, an enormously wealthy businessman and former lieutenant governor of Delaware.
On the day when Jack and Black Dick were executed, the lieutenant governor the chief colonial official, who took his orders from London issued a notice declaring optimistically that the hangings would not only “prevent further atrocities” but also lead somehow to “a conciliatory line of conduct.”
The lieutenant governor of the colony was an ambivalent, placative man named George Arthur, who might well have preferred that travesty of humaneness.