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lieutenant


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lieutenant  \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. 
  Bramhall. 
 
  2. 
  a  A  commissioned  officer  in  the  army,  next  below  a 
  captain. 
  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. 
 
  {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.  [U.  S.] 
  b  A  deputy  governor  acting  as  the  chief  civil  officer  of 
  one  of  several  colonies  under  a  governor  general. 
  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lieutenant 
  n  1:  a  commissioned  military  officer 
  2:  an  officer  in  a  police  force  [syn:  {police  lieutenant}] 
  3:  an  assistant  with  power  to  act  when  his  superior  is  absent 
  [syn:  {deputy}] 
  4:  an  officer  holding  a  commissioned  rank  in  the  US  Navy  or 
  Coast  Guard;  below  lieutenant  commander  and  above 
  lieutenant  junior  grade 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lieutenant 
  (only  in  A.V.  Esther  3:12;  8:9;  9:3;  Ezra  8:36),  a  governor  or 
  viceroy  of  a  Persian  province  having  both  military  and  civil 
  power.  Correctly  rendered  in  the  Revised  Version  "satrap." 
 




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