• WordNet 3.6
    • n lieutenancy the position of a lieutenant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lieutenancy The body of lieutenants or subordinates. "The list of the lieutenancy of our metropolis."
    • Lieutenancy The office, rank, or commission, of a lieutenant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lieutenancy The office, authority, or incumbency of a lieutenant.
    • n lieutenancy The jurisdiction of a lieutenant; a district or territory over which a lieutenant exercises authority.
    • n lieutenancy Lieutenants collectively.
    • n lieutenancy In archery, a rank or prize at a shooting-match: usually awarded to the archer who makes the second greatest number of hits without regard to score, or who first hits the second or next to the innermost circle of the target.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Lieutenancy office or commission of a lieutenant: the body of lieutenants
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  • William Shakespeare
    “The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.; cf. Lieu and Tenant.


In literature:

The sailors came tumbling up on deck, Lieutenant Raymond among the first.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Of these one was the lieutenant of marines.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
This family consisted of a daughter Hope, and a son Dexter, now a lieutenant at eighteen.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
Second Lieutenant John Hall; August 27, 1862; promoted First Lieutenant, and mustered out with regiment at Washington City.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
Lieutenant Robson passed his eye along them.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
He had leave to appoint a lieutenant, while he was 'for some considerations by Us excused to stay here.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
It then required fourteen years after entrance to reach a lieutenant's commission, the lowest of all.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Lieutenants Marsh and Weldon also joined here, as Lieutenant Supple had done a few days before.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
No, she thought when the team left, he was more than a simple lieutenant!
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
The latter was in charge of Lieutenant Brine, the former was commanded by Philip Carteret.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
And he was only our lieutenant!
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Donald McLeod, of Anson county, Lieutenant in Captain Morrison's Company.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Lieutenant Somers, by the illness of the captain and the absence of the first lieutenant, was in command of his company.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
At this critical period Lieutenant Campbell quitted the ship, and Lieutenant North was taken into the boat out of one of the ports.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
The appellation of the senior lieutenant; also, senior lieutenant of marines, and first captain of a gun.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
When asked what he was doing, he said he was a lieutenant in the 18th Battery.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
While Lieutenant Foote was sailing under the blazing sun of Africa, another lieutenant, Edwin J.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Lieutenant Bateman was shot through the lungs; Lieutenant G. Norbury on the scalp.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
I have occasion for a guard: will you pledge me your honour to become an honest man, and I will make you my lieutenant?
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
Something of all this went through the Lieutenant-Governor's mind during the progress of the dinner.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In poetry:

But as he strained his eyes against the sunlight,
Far to the south across the sea, perhaps,
It seemed to the lieutenant it was coming -
There in the mist, he saw the shape of ships…
"The Lieutenant" by Konstantin Simonov
And seventeen troopers advanced to the attack,
And one of his men, Gumpunt Row Deo Kerr, whose courage wasn't slack;
So great was his courage he couldn't be kept back,
So he resolved with Lieutenant Kerr to make the attack.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
And pretty little ALICE grew more settled in her mind,
She never more was guilty of a weakness of the kind,
Until at length good ROBBER BROWN bestowed her pretty hand
On the promising young robber, the lieutenant of his band.
"Gentle Alice Brown" by William Schwenck Gilbert
We see in Shakespeare's tragedy of Othello, which is sublime,
Cassio losing his lieutenancy through drinking wine;
And, in delirium and grief, he exclaims -
"Oh, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!"
"Lines in Defence of the Stage" by William Topaz McGonagall
"For shame!" said FATHER PAUL, "my erring daughter! On my word
This is the most distressing news that I have ever heard.
Why, naughty girl, your excellent papa has pledged your hand
To a promising young robber, the lieutenant of his band!
"Gentle Alice Brown" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then Lieutenant Home gave orders to advance,
And charge them with your bayonets, it is our only chance;
And with a ringing British cheer they charged, them fearlessly,
And. they drove the enemy before them through the streets of the city.
"The Downfall of Delhi" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

OGDEN — Eric Young has been promoted from lieutenant to assistant chief of the Ogden Police Department.
Former PB police lieutenant appeals firing.
Joining the ranks of new Ace Hardware dealers is Ralph Peperone, a retired police lieutenant from New Orleans who plans to open a 10,322-sq.-ft. Store in the town of Oakland, Tenn.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas fired a veteran lieutenant Tuesday for misconduct related to his peripheral role in the Henry Glover civil rights case.
A veteran NYPD lieutenant was suspended yesterday after he was charged with hitting a pedestrian in Brooklyn and leaving the scene.
'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' is wildly entertaining.
Nicolas Cage, second from right, makes a few unlikely allies in 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans'.
'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' – movie review.
'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans'.
'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' to compete for Golden Lion.
Nicolas Cage in an image from the trailer for 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans'.
This year's prize for clumsiest title goes to Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.
TRENTON — A State Police lieutenant claims in a federal lawsuit that Superintendent Col.
After it stops in a space marked "Lieutenant," a man and woman get out of the car and hustle toward the building's glass-doored entrance.
A Waco Fire Department equipment engineer who was promoted to lieutenant last year and then demoted when the lieutenant he replaced was reinstated through Civil Service proceedings is suing the city of Waco.