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lieutenancy

[loo-ten-uh n-see] /luˈtɛn ən si/
noun, plural lieutenancies.
1.
the office, authority, incumbency, or jurisdiction of a lieutenant.
2.
lieutenants collectively.
Origin of lieutenancy
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50, lieutenancy is from the late Middle English word lieutenauncie. See lieutenant, -ancy
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n.

mid-15c., from lieutenant + -cy.

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