[ loo-ten-uhn-see ]

noun,plural lieu·ten·an·cies.
  1. the office, authority, incumbency, or jurisdiction of a lieutenant.

  2. lieutenants collectively.

Origin of lieutenancy

First recorded in 1400–50, lieutenancy is from the late Middle English word lieutenauncie.See lieutenant, -ancy

Words Nearby lieutenancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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