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Definitions of lieutenant:

part of speech: noun

An officer holding the place of another in his absence: a commissioned officer in the army next below a captain, or in the navy next below a commander: one holding a place next in rank to a superior, as in the compounds lieutenant- colonel, lieutenant- general.

part of speech: noun

A deputy; one holding a place next in rank to a superior; the second officer of a company of soldiers or man- of- war; a commissioned officer next in rank to a captain.

part of speech: noun

An officer ranking next below a captain in the army and a lieutenant commander in the navy; one who acts for a superior in his absence; lieutenant colonel, an army officer next in rank above a major, and below a colonel; lieutenant general, an army officer next in rank above a major general, and below a general.

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