Definitions

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  • n. the role, duty or position of being a lieutenant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office, rank, or commission, of a lieutenant.
  • n. The body of lieutenants or subordinates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office, authority, or incumbency of a lieutenant.
  • n. The jurisdiction of a lieutenant; a district or territory over which a lieutenant exercises authority.
  • n. Lieutenants collectively.
  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the position of a lieutenant

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Examples

  • A great deal of Jack's data came, he admitted, from a Japanese lieutenancy named Y. Abe who visited him at his hotel room.

    JACK LONDON'S WAR

  • Robert Owen Roberts, lieutenancy officer, Cheshire.

    New Year honours list: Knights Bachelor, Order of the Bath, Royal Victorian Order and Royal Victorian Medal

  • In November, 1854, I received my promotion to a second lieutenancy in the Fourth Infantry, which was stationed in California and Oregon.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • I left off, though, when I became aware that I was being watched by a belted constable with a damned disinheriting moustache, but I've calculated since that I could have cleared ten thousand dollars a year on the streets of Baltimore, easy, which is two thousand quid, sufficient to buy you a lieutenancy in the Guards in those days - and from the look of some of them, I'd not be surprised.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Corey cried, the lieutenancy rising to the forefront of his mind.

    TOO MANY MURDERS

  • “Have you decided which one gets the lieutenancy?” asked the Commissioner.

    TOO MANY MURDERS

  • So he went and took possession of his lieutenancy and his black robber tower, and there passed the rest of the winter, fighting or hunting all day, and chatting and reading all the evening, with Senor Don Guzman, who, like a good soldier of fortune, made himself thoroughly at home, and a general favorite with the soldiers.

    Westward Ho!

  • Upon my arrival I was honored with a subdeaconship and a lieutenancy.

    Candide

  • Gawky, who by this time had got a lieutenancy in the army, and such

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • At length his addresses were interrupted by the arrival of the mother, who had gone abroad to visit by herself; and the conversation becoming more general, he understood that Godfrey was at London, soliciting for a lieutenancy that had fallen vacant in the regiment to which he belonged; and that Miss Sophy was at home with her father.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

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