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lieutenant governor

lieutenant governor

 
pronunciation:
lu te nnt guh vr nr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in the United States, an elected official of a state who ranks just below the governor and who assumes the governor's position in the event of the latter's absence or death.
definition 2: in Canada, the official head of the government of a province, appointed to that post by the governor general.
derivation: lieutenant governorship (n.)