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(nou) a commissioned military officer (nou) an officer in a police force (nou) an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent (nou) an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade


Gurunathan was a lieutenant of the notorious brigand Veerappan.

He had the rank of the junior lieutenant.

Into the breach stepped the outgoing lieutenant governor.

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