What is lieutenant?

  • (noun): An assistant with power to act when his superior is absent.
    Synonyms: deputy
    See also — Additional definitions below


A lieutenant (abbreviated Lt, LT, Lieut and LEUT) is a junior commissioned officer in many nations' armed forces.

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Gettysburg Confederate Order Of Battle - Abbreviations Used - Military Rank
... Gen = General LTG = Lieutenant General MG = Major General BG = Brigadier General Col = Colonel Ltc = Lieutenant Colonel Maj = Major Cpt = Captain Lt = Lieutenant ...
Lieutenant - Other Uses
... in the counties of the United Kingdom are called Lords Lieutenant ... The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland performed the function of viceroy in Ireland ... In French history, "lieutenant du roi" was a title borne by the officer sent with military powers to represent the king in certain provinces ...
First Lieutenant
... First lieutenant is a commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces and, in some forces, an appointment ... The rank of lieutenant has different meanings in different military formations (see comparative military ranks), but the majority of cases it is common for it to be sub-divided into a senior (first lieutenant) and ...
George Ariyoshi - Governor
... In the election of 1974, he was elected governor in his own right, with Nelson Doi as his lieutenant governor ... He was re-elected in 1978 with Jean King as lieutenant governor and in 1982 with John D ... Waihee III as lieutenant governor ...
David J. Davis
... Davis (1870–1942) was the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1923 to 1927 ... Political offices Preceded by Edward Beidleman Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania 1923–1927 Succeeded by Arthur James Party political offices Preceded by ... Smith Moore Potter Ewing Irvine Biddle Muhlenberg Redick Ross Lieutenants Governors Latta Stone Black Davies Watres Lyon Gobin Brown Murphy Reynolds McClain Beidleman D ...

More definitions of "lieutenant":

  • (noun): A commissioned military officer.
  • (noun): An officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade.