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lieutenant governor

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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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