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Definition of "lieutenant governor" [lieutenant governor]

  • An elected official ranking just below the governor of a state in the United States. (noun)
  • The nonelective chief of government of a Canadian province. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lieutenant governor" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."