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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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To that end, we are working with the Lieutenancies across Warwickshire and the West Midlands to hold a masterclass on July 10 to give businesses the opportunity to find out the best way of going about nominating themselves and, hopefully, bringing more success to the region.
The Coventry and Warwickshire region, they heard, is one of the least represented areas when it comes to nominations for the awards and the Chamber, Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council and regional Lieutenancies want to address that.
We are currently working with Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council and the regional Lieutenancies to stage another event in July which will offer a master-class on how businesses can nominate themselves for a Queen's Award for Enterprise.