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first lieutenant.
second lieutenant.

U.S. Navy. a commissioned officer ranking between lieutenant junior grade and lieutenant commander.
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.
a military officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a captain
a naval officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a lieutenant commander
(US) an officer in a police or fire department ranking immediately junior to a captain
a person who holds an office in subordination to or in place of a superior

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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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