lieutenant governor

lieutenant governor
lieutenant governor
1. an elected official of a State who ranks below the governor and substitutes for the governor in case of the latter's absence or death
2. the official head of the government of a Canadian province, appointed by the governor general: also lieutenant-governor n.

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  • Lieutenant governor — Lieutenant Lieu*ten ant (l[ u]*t[e^]n ant), n. [F., fr. lieu place + tenant holding, p. pr. of tenir to hold, L. tenere. See {Lieu}, and {Tenant}, and cf. {Locum tenens}.] 1. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lieutenant governor — lieutenant governors 1) N COUNT A lieutenant governor is an elected official who acts as the deputy of a state governor in the United States. [AM] 2) N COUNT A lieutenant governor is an official elected by the Canadian government to act as a… …   English dictionary

  • Lieutenant Governor — (engl., spr. leffténnent gowwĕrnĕr), Vize , Unterstatthalter …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lieutenant-Governor — (Canada) See constitutional law (Canada). Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • Lieutenant Governor — A Lieutenant Governor is a high officer of state, whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction. In the American and many Commonwealth systems, lieutenant governors are usually deputy heads of state. In Canada, however, a lieutenant governor… …   Wikipedia

  • Lieutenant-governor — Ein Vizegouverneur (engl. lieutenant governor) ist die Bezeichnung für einen hohen Staatsbeamten in den Vereinigten Staaten und zahlreichen Staaten des Commonwealth of Nations. Meist handelt es sich dabei um den Stellvertreter des Gouverneurs bzw …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lieutenant governor — Ein Vizegouverneur (engl. lieutenant governor) ist die Bezeichnung für einen hohen Staatsbeamten in den Vereinigten Staaten und zahlreichen Staaten des Commonwealth of Nations. Meist handelt es sich dabei um den Stellvertreter des Gouverneurs bzw …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lieutenant governor — /lɛfˌtɛnənt ˈgʌvənə/ (say lef.tenuhnt guvuhnuh) noun a deputy governor or acting governor. Also, lieutenant governor …  

  • Lieutenant Governor of New York — Seal of New York …   Wikipedia

  • Lieutenant Governor of Michigan — Lieutenant Governor of the State of Michigan Incumbent Brian Calley since January 1, 2011 …   Wikipedia

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