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Definition of Lieutenant
LieutenantLieutenant Lieu*ten"ant (l[-u]*t[e^]n"ant), n. [F., fr. lieu
place + tenant holding, p. pr. of tenir to hold, L. tenere.
See Lieu, and Tenant, and cf. Locum Tenens.]
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.
(a) A commissioned officer in the army, next below a
(b) A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank
next below a commander.
(c) A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in
rank next below a lieutenant commander.
Note: Lieutenant is often used, either adjectively or in
hyphened compounds, to denote an officer, in rank next
below another, especially when the duties of the higher
officer may devolve upon the lower one; as, lieutenant
general, or lieutenant-general; lieutenant colonel, or
lieutenant-colonel; lieutenant governor, etc.
Deputy lieutenant, the title of any one of the deputies or
assistants of the lord lieutenant of a county. [Eng.]
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 general. See in Vocabulary.
(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. [U. S.]
(b) A deputy governor acting as the chief civil officer of
one of several colonies under a governor general.
Meaning of Lieutenant from wikipedia
- A lieutenant
(UK: /lɛfˈtɛnənt/ lef-TEN-ənt or US: /luːˈtɛnənt/ loo-TEN-ənt abbreviated
Lt., Lt, LT, Lieut
and similar) is a junior commissioned
- Lieutenant colonel
(UK: /lɛfˈtɛnənt ˈkɜːrnəl/ or US: /luːˈtɛnənt ˈkɜːrnəl/) is a rank of commissioned officer
in the armies, most marine forces
- The Lieutenant
is an American television
series, the first created
by Gene Roddenberry. It aired
on NBC on Sa****ay evenings
in the 1963–1964 television...
- Lieutenant general
-general (Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star military
rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries. The rank traces...
- Second lieutenant
is a junior commissioned officer military
rank in many armed
to NATO OF-1a rank. The rank of second lieutenant
- First lieutenant
is a commissioned officer military
rank in many armed
forces; in some forces, it is an appointment. The rank of lieutenant
- Lieutenant commander
(also hyphenated lieutenant
-commander and abbreviated
Lt Cdr, LtCdr. or LCDR) is a commissioned officer
rank in many navies. The rank...
Kingdom, a deputy lieutenant
is a Crown appointment
and one of several deputies
to the lord lieutenant
of a lieutenancy
area: an English
- "first lieutenant
" in many navies
is held by a senior lieutenant
. A navy lieutenant ranks higher
than an army lieutenant
; the navy rank of lieutenant
Army, U.S. Marine
Corps, U.S. Air Force
and U.S. Space
Force, lieutenant colonel
is a field-grade officer
rank, just above
the rank of major
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