lieutenancy

noun

lieu·​ten·​an·​cy lü-ˈte-nən(t)-sē How to pronounce lieutenancy (audio)
 British  le(f)-
: the office, rank, or commission of a lieutenant

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lieutenancy was in the 15th century

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“Lieutenancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lieutenancy. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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lieutenancy

noun
lieu·​ten·​an·​cy lü-ˈten-ən-sē How to pronounce lieutenancy (audio)
plural lieutenancies
: the office, rank, or commission of a lieutenant
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