lieutenant lieutenant  /lu ˈtɛ nənt/


  1. (n) a commissioned military officer
  2. (n) an officer in a police force
  3. (n) an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
  4. (n) 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



  1. He was a lieutenant commander when the fleet sallied out to take the Gilberts last month.
  2. This was a man who, as a lieutenant in the Army, risked a court-martial by refusing to sit in the back of a military bus.
  3. Of humble origins, David Petraeus, 54, grew up a few miles from West Point, where he graduated an Army lieutenant in 1974.


  1. Burkhalter, Curry to run for lieutenant governor

    Associated Press This file photo taken Jan. 14, 2011, shows John Burkhalter in Little Rock. On Tuesday, Burkhalter announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Arkansas lieutenant governor in 2014.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Texarkana Gazette

  2. David Brown, former lieutenant governor of Chickasaw Nation dies

    David Brown, Tishomingo resident and former lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation, died late Thursday, June 6, at the age of 70.  
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Ada Evening News

  3. Virginia Lieutenant Governor Candidate E.W. Jackson Says Yoga Does Not Lead to Satanism

    Virginia Republican nominee for lieutenant governor E.W. Jackson clarified on Wednesday that he does not believe yoga leads to Satanism, after excerpts from his 2008 book were released suggesting otherwise. During the press conference in Manassas, Virginia, Jackson elaborated on his writings, hoping to rationalize the statements he believed had been distorted. "I do not believe that yoga leads ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

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  1. "We are going to partner with the lieutenant governor when he becomes governor," said Bruno. "David has always been very open with me, very forthright ...... I look forward to a positive, productive relationship."
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Joseph Bruno Source: FOXNews

  2. Lumley said before the hearing: "My own father served with the Gurkhas for 30 years. Indeed, he saw action as a Chindit in Burma with Victoria Cross winner Honorary Lieutenant Tul Bahadur Pun. Like so many people in Britain I am ashamed at how...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Joanna Lumley Source: ITN

  3. "I came to these leadership decisions after a thorough process that considered several outstanding candidates," Gates said. "I am convinced that General Amos and Lieutenant General Dunford are the right team to lead the US Marine Corps at...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: ExecutiveGov

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