Sinonimi: police lieutenant
ETYM French, from lieu place + tenant holding, p. pr. of tenir to hold, Latin tenere. Related to Lieu, and Tenant, Locum Tenens.
1. A commissioned military officer.
2. An officer holding a commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade.
3. An officer in a police force; SYN. police lieutenant.