Definition of Lieutenant of the Tower in English:

Lieutenant of the Tower

noun

  • (in the UK) the acting commandant of the Tower of London.

    ‘his appointment as Lieutenant of the Tower’
    • ‘Ironically, Wentworth's gaoler, Sir Michael Blount, the Lieutenant of the Tower, was himself dismissed and imprisoned in late 1595 for stockpiling arms in anticipation of the Queen's death.’
    • ‘Sir William Wade, Lieutenant of the Tower, had orders to use whatever means of torture was required to get information from Fawkes.’