noun, plural lieu·ten·an·cies.
Examples from the Web for lieutenancy
At Antietam, the bloodiest battle of the war, McKinley's gallantry was so conspicuous that he was promoted to a lieutenancy.The Greater Republic|Charles Morris
Every public office, every bench of justice, every commission of Lieutenancy, was filled with Roundheads.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nevertheless, you'll come out an ensign of the line, and I can buy your lieutenancy in a guard regiment within the month.The Genius|Margaret Horton Potter
They did so, and secured each a lieutenancy in an artillery regiment.The Boy Life of Napoleon|Eugenie Foa
He was arrogant and tyrannical, not criminal, as the circumstances of the loss of his Lieutenancy show.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing