|lieutenant (lɛfˈtɛnənt, US luːˈtɛnənt)|
|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|
|[C14: from Old French, literally: place-holding]|
(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."
company grade officer, the lowest rank of commissioned officer in most armies of the world. The lieutenant normally commands a small tactical unit such as a platoon.
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