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Noun: lieutenant  loo'te-nunt [N. Amer], lef'te-nunt [Brit]
  1. (military) a commissioned military officer
  2. An officer in a police force
    - police lieutenant
  3. An assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
    - deputy
  4. (military) an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade

Derived forms: lieutenants

Type of: aid, assistant, commissioned military officer, commissioned naval officer, help, helper, law officer, lawman, peace officer, supporter

Encyclopedia: Lieutenant, junior grade