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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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HMS Shoreham commanding officer Lieutanant Commander Mark Hammon said techniques used during the exercise were being shared with regional allies including Bahrain.
The Interior Ministry's Police Media Directorate is coordinating the programme with with Bahrain Radio, 'Al Amn' radio programme is supervised by Lieutenant-Colonel Mohammed bin Daina, presented by First Lieutanant Yousif Ramadan and Shaikha Al Zayani and directed by First Lt Khalid Al Jumairi.
13) Holburne Archive, Letters, 1813, 1815, commissioning Lieutanant William Holburne to HM Bomb Ship Stromboli, and HMS Euprates (Frigate, 36 guns).