lieutenant governor

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lieutenant governor ‎(plural lieutenant governors)

  1. (government) The state representative of, or second-in-command of a governor, or Crown, who usually acts as the nominal chief executive officer of the realm.
  2. (Canada, government) The representative of the Crown in the provincial legislatures of Canada.
  3. (US, government) 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.

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