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 for lieutenant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lieutenant \Lieu*ten"ant\ (l[-u]*t[e^]n"ant), n. [F., fr. lieu
     place + tenant holding, p. pr. of tenir to hold, L. tenere.
     See Lieu, and Tenant, and cf. Locum tenens.]
     1. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his
        absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another
        in the performance of any duty.
        [1913 Webster]
              The lawful magistrate, who is the vicegerent or
              lieutenant of God.                    --Abp.
        [1913 Webster]
        (a) A commissioned officer in the army, next below a
        (b) A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank
            next below a commander.
        (c) A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in
            rank next below a lieutenant commander.
            [1913 Webster]
     Note: Lieutenant is often used, either adjectively or in
           hyphened compounds, to denote an officer, in rank next
           below another, especially when the duties of the higher
           officer may devolve upon the lower one; as, lieutenant
           general, or lieutenant-general; lieutenant colonel, or
           lieutenant-colonel; lieutenant governor, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
     Deputy lieutenant, the title of any one of the deputies or
        assistants of the lord lieutenant of a county. [Eng.]
     Lieutenant colonel, an army officer next in rank above
        major, and below colonel.
     Lieutenant commander, an officer in the United States navy,
        in rank next below a commander and next above a
     Lieutenant general. See in Vocabulary.
     Lieutenant governor.
        (a) An officer of a State, being next in rank to the
            governor, and in case of the death or resignation of
            the latter, himself acting as governor. [U. S.]
        (b) A deputy governor acting as the chief civil officer of
            one of several colonies under a governor general.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a commissioned military officer
      2: an officer in a police force [syn: lieutenant, police
      3: an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
         [syn: deputy, lieutenant]
      4: 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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  162 Moby Thesaurus words for "lieutenant":
     ADC, CO, G-man, MP, OD, acolyte, adjutant, admiral, advocate,
     agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, alter ego, alternate,
     amicus curiae, assistant, attendant, attorney, auxiliary, backup,
     backup man, bailiff, beadle, beagle, best man, bound bailiff,
     brigadier, brigadier general, captain, catchpole, champion,
     chicken colonel, chief of police, chief of staff,
     chief petty officer, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress,
     coadjutrix, colonel, commandant, commander, commander in chief,
     commanding officer, commissioned officer, commissioner, commodore,
     company officer, constable, deputy, deputy sheriff, detective,
     dummy, ensign, exec, executive officer, exponent, fed, federal,
     field marshal, field officer, figurehead, first lieutenant,
     five-star general, fleet admiral, flic, four-star general,
     gendarme, general, general officer, generalissimo, government man,
     help, helper, helpmate, helpmeet, inspector, jemadar,
     junior officer, lictor, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant commander,
     lieutenant general, lieutenant junior grade, locum, locum tenens,
     mace-bearer, major, major general, marechal, marshal,
     mounted policeman, narc, naval officer, navarch, officer,
     one-star general, orderly officer, paranymph, paraprofessional,
     patrolman, peace officer, petty officer, pinch hitter, pleader,
     police captain, police commissioner, police constable,
     police inspector, police matron, police officer, police sergeant,
     policeman, policewoman, portreeve, procurator, proxy, rear admiral,
     reeve, representative, risaldar, roundsman, second,
     second in command, secondary, senior officer, sergeant,
     sergeant at arms, servant, shavetail, sheriff, sideman, sirdar,
     skipper, staff officer, stand-in, subahdar, subaltern,
     sublieutenant, substitute, superintendent, supporting actor,
     supporting instrumentalist, surrogate, the Old Man, the brass,
     three-star general, tipstaff, tipstaves, top brass, trooper,
     two-star general, understudy, utility man, vicar, vicar general,
     vice, vice admiral, vicegerent, warrant officer

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (only in A.V. Esther 3:12; 8:9; 9:3; Ezra 8:36), a governor or
     viceroy of a Persian province having both military and civil
     power. Correctly rendered in the Revised Version "satrap."

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LIEUTENANT. This word has now a narrower meaning than it formerly had; its 
  true meaning is a deputy, a substitute, from the French lieu, (place or 
  post) and tenant (holder). Among civil officers we have lieutenant 
  governors, who in certain cases perform the duties of governors; (vide, the 
  names of the several states,) lieutenants of police, &c. Among military men, 
  lieutenant general was formerly the title of a commanding general, but now 
  it signifies the degree above major general. Lieutenant colonel, is the 
  officer between the colonel and the major. Lieutenant simply signifies the 
  officer next below a captain. In the navy, a lieutenant is the second 
  officer next in command to the captain of a ship. 

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