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  • n. Plural form of lieutenancy.


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  • The War Department selected Stuart for one of the lieutenancies in the 1st Cavalry.

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • All the world knew how the fight would go; but in the meantime lord-lieutenancies were arranged; very ancient judges retired upon pensions; vice-royal Governors were sent out in the last gasp of the failing battle; great places were filled by tens, and little places by twenties; private secretaries were established here and there; and the hay was still made even after the sun had gone down.

    Phineas Redux

  • He was made master of almost unlimited wealth, Garters, and lord-lieutenancies; and all the added grandeurs which come from high influence when joined to high rank were sure to be his.

    Phineas Redux

  • With all her radical propensities and inclination to laugh at dukes and marquises, she thought very much of garters and lieutenancies — but her husband would not think of them at all, and hence there were words between them.

    Phineas Redux

  • For gallantry on the field of action Sergeants Dame, Ferguson, Tiffany, Greenwald, and, later on, McIlhenny, were promoted to second lieutenancies, as Sergeant Hayes had already been.

    The Rough Riders

  • Marygay and I each had another three years to serve in our lieutenancies.

    The Forever War

  • While they ostensibly were British army officers, their titles were purely honorary, but they held actual lieutenancies in the Belgian army, these having been bestowed upon them by King Albert in recognition of services accomplished in and around Liège in the early days of the war.

    The Boy Allies at Verdun Or, Saving France from the Enemy

  • The colored soldier, however, was compelled to stand by and see a hundred lieutenancies filled in the Regular

    The Colored Regulars in the United States Army

  • The commissioning of this large number of colored men even to lieutenancies was, without doubt, a distinct step in advance; it was an entering wedge.

    The Colored Regulars in the United States Army

  • The fact that the class which graduates next year is an unusually large one has constrained me to decline to make appointments to second lieutenancies in the Army from civil life, so that such vacancies as exist in these places may be reserved for such graduates; and yet it is not probable that there will be enough vacancies to provide positions for them all when they leave the military school.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)


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