/looh ten"euhn see/, n., pl. lieutenancies.
1. the office, authority, incumbency, or jurisdiction of a lieutenant.
2. lieutenants collectively.
[1400-50; late ME lieutenauncie. See LIEUTENANT, -ANCY]

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  • Lieutenancy — Lieu*ten an*cy (l[ u]*t[e^]n an*s[y^]; 277), n. 1. The office, rank, or commission, of a lieutenant. [1913 Webster] 2. The body of lieutenants or subordinates. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The list of the lieutenancy of our metropolis. Felton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lieutenancy — mid 15c., from LIEUTENANT (Cf. lieutenant) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lieutenancy — lieutenant ► NOUN 1) a deputy or substitute acting for a superior. 2) a rank of officer in the British army, above second lieutenant and below captain. 3) a rank of officer in the navy, above sub lieutenant and below lieutenant commander.… …   English terms dictionary

  • lieutenancy — noun Date: 15th century the office, rank, or commission of a lieutenant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lieutenancy — noun The role, duty or position of being a lieutenant …   Wiktionary

  • lieutenancy — lieu·ten·an·cy || lef tenÉ™nsɪ ,le t /luː t n. rank or commission of lieutenant (Military); position or duties of a lieutenant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lieutenancy — lieu·ten·an·cy …   English syllables

  • lieutenancy — lieu•ten•an•cy [[t]luˈtɛn ən si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) the office, authority, or jurisdiction of a lieutenant 2) lieutenants collectively • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • lieutenancy — /lɛfˈtɛnənsi/ (say lef tenuhnsee) noun (plural lieutenancies) 1. the office, authority, incumbency, or jurisdiction of a lieutenant. 2. lieutenants collectively …   Australian-English dictionary

  • lieutenancy — noun the position of a lieutenant • Derivationally related forms: ↑lieutenant • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑post, ↑berth, ↑office, ↑spot, ↑billet, ↑place, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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