Part of speech: noun

An officer empowered to act in place of a superior; deputy.

Part of speech: noun

A commissioned officer next below a captain in the army or a commander in the navy.

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Usage examples "lieutenant":

  1. Thence, with the Lieutenant of the Tower, in his coach home; and there, with great pleasure, with my wife, talking and playing at cards a little- she, and I, and W. Hewer, and Deb. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. And then the young Belgian Lieutenant went mad. - "A Journal of Impressions in Belgium", May Sinclair.
  3. " You don't seem to have had much trouble," the lieutenant remarked. - "Johnstone of the Border", Harold Bindloss.