Lieutenant



noun
1.
Military.

first lieutenant.
second lieutenant.

2.
U.S. Navy. a commissioned officer ranking between lieutenant junior grade and lieutenant commander.
3.
a person who holds an office, civil or military, in subordination to a superior for whom he or she acts:
If he can’t attend, he will send his lieutenant.
noun
1.
a military officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a captain
2.
a naval officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a lieutenant commander
3.
(US) an officer in a police or fire department ranking immediately junior to a captain
4.
a person who holds an office in subordination to or in place of a superior
lieutenant

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(only in A.V. Esther 3:12; 8:9; 9:3; Ezra 8:36), a governor or viceroy of a Persian province having both military and civil power. Correctly rendered in the Revised Version “satrap.”

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