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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.
British. a deputy governor.
the executive officer of a Canadian province appointed by the governor general.
a deputy governor
(in the US) an elected official who acts as deputy to a state governor and succeeds him if he dies
lieutenant-governor. (in Canada) the representative of the Crown in a province: appointed by the federal government acting for the Crown


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