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a. A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above lieutenant junior grade and below lieutenant commander.
b. A first lieutenant.
c. A second lieutenant.
d. One who holds the rank of lieutenant, first lieutenant, or second lieutenant.
2. (lĕf-tĕn′ənt) A commissioned officer in the British and Canadian navies ranking just below a lieutenant commander.
3. An officer in a police or fire department ranking below a captain.
4. One who acts in place of or represents a superior; an assistant or deputy: the organized crime figure and his lieutenants.

[Middle English, deputy, from Old French : lieu, place; see lieu + tenant, present participle of tenir, to hold (from Latin tenēre; see ten- in Indo-European roots).]

lieu·ten′an·cy n.
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(luˈtɛn ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the office, authority, or jurisdiction of a lieutenant.
2. lieutenants collectively.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lieutenancy - the position of a lieutenant
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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[, (US)]
nLeutnantsrang m; he gained his lieutenancyer ist zum Leutnant befördert worden
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"Comfort yourself, then; for two candidates for a lieutenancy do travel hence with the king -- young nobles both -- and if you but wait where you are you will hear them questioned."
I will go straight to the louvre; I will give in my resignation as captain of the king's Musketeers to take a lieutenancy in the cardinal's Guards, and if he refuses me, MORBLEU!
Nevertheless, I promise thee thou shalt be hidden here, though I risk by concealing thee neither more nor less than my lieutenancy, if it was found out that I gave one rebel an asylum."
Terry Currie chairs the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy Business Group and said: "The Lanarkshire Lieutenancy is very keen to see an increase in applications from the area.
Now, Ninder Johal has been given the honour of becoming a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands Lieutenancy, a role, he admits, he was not expecting.
Mrs Whiteford, who grew up on a sheep farm in rural Northumberland, said she had lots of ideas about what she would like to do with the lieutenancy, but is keen to be guided by the people of "the patch".
Mrs Russell said: "I am delighted that Brigadier Munro has joined the Banffshire lieutenancy team and look forward very much to working with him."
It appears that most of these disputes centred on the conduct of successive Hastings' occupation of the Lieutenancy and their roles in constructing a"perfect militia" but spilling over to land and monetary arguments of a personal rather than principled nature which continued up to and into the Civil War.
Louise Bennett, the chief executive of theCoventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "We started holding the Queen's Awards masterclasses with the Deputy Lieutenancy for the region a few years ago when it was abundantly clear that our patch wasn't punching anywhere near its weight when it comes to the award.
Organised on behalf of the Lord Lieutenancy of Tyne and Wear, it raises funds for young people across the Commonwealth.
think of when I see that flag Carey Sutherland's Lord Lieutenancy team had organised a competition to find an image for a new flag that would unify the county.