lieutenant-colonelcy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lieutenant-colonel +‎ -cy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /lɛfˌtɛnəntˈkəːnəlsi/

Noun[edit]

lieutenant-colonelcy (plural lieutenant-colonelcies)

  1. The position of lieutenant-colonel.
    • 2012, Jonathan Keates, ‘Mon Père, ce héros’, Literary Review, 402:
      Three years later, at the outbreak of the Revolution, he accepted a lieutenant-colonelcy in ‘La Légion Américaine’, a newly formed all-black unit led by the dashing swordsman and virtuoso violinist Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George.