Meaning of lieutenant governor

lieuten'ant gov'ernor

Pronunciation: [key]
  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. a deputy governor.
  3. the executive officer of a Canadian province appointed by the governor general.
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