Variant of lieutenant
- a person who acts for a superior, as during the latter's absence; aide; deputy
- an officer ranking below a captain as in a police or fire department
- U.S. Mil. a title used in addressing a first lieutenant or second lieutenant
- U.S. Navy an officer ranking above a lieutenant junior grade and below a lieutenant commander
Origin: Middle English lutenand, luftenand from Middle French from lieu (see lieu) plush tenant, holding, present participle of tenir, to hold from Classical Latin tenere, to hold: see thin
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