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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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Regional representatives in attendance at the ceremony included the three Lord Lieutenancies of Tyne & Wear, Durham and Northumberland, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, the Mayors of Gateshead, North and South Tyneside and Stockton, Deputy Mayors of Sunderland and Durham cities and chairmen of Hartlepool and Northumberland councils.
Regional representatives in attendance include the three Lord Lieutenancies of Tyne & Wear, Durham and Northumberland, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, the Mayors of Gateshead, North and South Tyneside and Stockton, Deputy Mayors of Sunderland and Durham cities and chairmen of Hartlepool and Northumberland councils.
A Scottish Office spokes-man explained: "The Crown considers the backgrounds of all candidates for Lord Lieutenancies.