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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Toby Barnard addresses the patronage over which lords lieutenants exercised (or attempted to exercise) personal influence.
The sole role of the Lords Lieutenant is to eat, drink - often at the public's expense - and pull rank on the rest of us, including our elected representatives.