Lieu`ten´ant   Pronunciation: lũ`tĕn´ant
n.1.An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty.
The lawful magistrate, who is the vicegerent or lieutenant of God.
- Abp. Bramhall.
2.A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
Deputy lieutenant
the title of any one of the deputies or assistants of the lord lieutenant of a county.
Lieutenant colonel
an army officer next in rank above major, and below colonel.
Lieutenant commander
an officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a commander and next above a lieutenant.
Lieutenant general
See in Vocabulary.
Lieutenant governor
a - An officer of a State, being next in rank to the governor, and in case of the death or resignation of the latter, himself acting as governor.
b - A deputy governor acting as the chief civil officer of one of several colonies under a governor general.
Noun1.Lieutenantlieutenant - a commissioned military officer
2.Lieutenantlieutenant - an officer in a police force
3.lieutenant - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
Synonyms: deputy
4.lieutenant - an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade

LIEUTENANT. This word has now a narrower meaning than it formerly had; its true meaning is a deputy, a substitute, from the French lieu, (place or post) and tenant (holder). Among civil officers we have lieutenant governors, who in certain cases perform the duties of governors; (vide, the names of the several states,) lieutenants of police, &c. Among military men, lieutenant general was formerly the title of a commanding general, but now it signifies the degree above major general. Lieutenant colonel, is the officer between the colonel and the major. Lieutenant simply signifies the officer next below a captain. In the navy, a lieutenant is the second officer next in command to the captain of a ship.

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lienal artery
Lierne rib
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lieutenant colonel
lieutenant commander
Lieutenant general
lieutenant governor
lieutenant JG
lieutenant junior grade
Life annuity
Life arrow
life assurance
life belt
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