KJV Dictionary Definition: lieutenancy


LIEUTENANCY, n. luten'ancy. See Lieutenant.

1. The office or commission of a lieutenant.

2. The body of lieutenants.


LIEUTENANT, n. luten'ant. L. tenens, holding.

1. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence. Officers of this kind are civil, as the lord-lieutenant of a kingdom or county; or military, as a lieutenant general, a lieutenant colonel.

2. In military affairs, the second commissioned officer in a company of infantry cavalry or artillery.

3. In ships of war, the officer next in rank to the captain.