lieutenancy

noun
lieu·​ten·​an·​cy | \ lü-ˈte-nən(t)-sē How to pronounce lieutenancy (audio) , British le(f)- \

Definition of lieutenancy

: the office, rank, or commission of a lieutenant

First Known Use of lieutenancy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lieutenancy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lieutenancy. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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