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lieutenant

lieu·ten·ant

lieutenant

 
pronunciation:
lu te nnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a military officer of low rank.
The lieutenant reported to the captain.
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Lieutenant entered the English language in 1378. It comes from an early French word meaning "one who holds the place of another." Originally, a lieutenant was someone who could be called on to substitute for the king or officer he served.
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