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lieutenancy

[loo-ten-uh n-see] /luˈtɛn ən si/
noun, plural lieutenancies.
1.
the office, authority, incumbency, or jurisdiction of a lieutenant.
2.
lieutenants collectively.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English lieutenauncie. See lieutenant, -ancy
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  • There are three candidates for the first lieutenancy.
  • He went into the service over two years ago as a corporal and was promoted to a lieutenancy.
  • For the purposes of the lieutenancy it remains part of the ceremonial county of dorset.
Word Origin and History for lieutenancy
n.

mid-15c., from lieutenant + -cy.

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