Lord Lieutenant

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Lord Lieutenant

1. (in Britain) the representative of the Crown in a county
2. (formerly) the British viceroy in Ireland
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A Scottish Office spokes-man explained: "The Crown considers the backgrounds of all candidates for Lord Lieutenancies.
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