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Synonyms for lieutenant
luˈtɛn ənt; in Brit. use, except in the navy, lɛfˈtɛn əntlieu·tenant

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  1. lieutenantadjective

    A military grade that is junior to the grade the adjective modifies: lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, lieutenant commander.

    lieut, Lieut, LT, LT., lieut., Lieut., Lt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lieutenantnoun

    a commissioned military officer

    deputy, police lieutenant

  2. lieutenant, police lieutenantnoun

    an officer in a police force

    deputy, police lieutenant

  3. deputy, lieutenantnoun

    an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

    deputy, deputy sheriff, surrogate, police lieutenant

  4. lieutenantnoun

    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

    deputy, police lieutenant

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  1. Charniele Herring:

    Douglas Wilder as lieutenant governor actions have been painful and cutting for many Virginians.

  2. Ann Wright:

    People who have privilege - I'm a white woman, I'm a retired lieutenant colonel - have to do this because we can.

  3. Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown:

    With nearly 3 decades as an attorney, and experiences ranging from a young lieutenant in the United States Army to a three-term member of the United States Congress, I know that as Attorney General you can either be a champion for progress or a defender of the status quo, marylanders deserve a champion for progress. As Attorney General, I will be that champion and will never back down from a challenge.

  4. Brian Benjamin:

    As the Lieutenant Governor of New York State, I stand here on behalf of Governor Kathy Hochul to say' we will be with you to be sure that this tragedy never happens again and we will make sure that all of the families -- the 15 here, the two who are not here, and all of the families who were impacted by this fire -- know that the state will stand up and support,'.

  5. John Fetterman:

    He's spent his campaign lying about my record on crime, i'm a Democrat that I am running on my record on crime. You know, I ran for mayor of my community out in Western Pennsylvania to confront gun violence. It's always been a very deep, personal issue for me. … Working with the police, funding the police, and working with the community, we created the kind of relationship that was successful that we went more than five and a half years without any murder loss in my community — never done before or since during my time as mayor before I became lieutenant governor.

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