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Meaning of lieutenant

lieu•ten•ant

Pronunciation: (l-ten'unt in Brit. use, except in the navy, lef-ten'unt), [key]
— n.
    1. Seefirst lieutenant.
    2. Seesecond lieutenant.
  1. a commissioned officer ranking between lieutenant junior grade and lieutenant commander.
  2. a person who holds an office, civil or military, in subordination to a superior for whom he or she acts: If he can't attend, he will send his lieutenant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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