Lieutenant : Definition

Lieutenant

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Pronunciation : Lieu*ten"ant
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F., fr. lieu place + tenant holding, p. pr. of tenir to hold, L. tenere. See Lieu, and Tenant, and cf. Locum tenens.]
Definition : 1. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty. The lawful magistrate, who is the vicegerent or lieutenant of God. Abp. Bramhall.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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