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- A commissioned officer in the British Army or Royal Marines or the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, or United States Air Force, ranked above a major general and below a general.
- A similar rank in the armed forces of some other countries.
Like other terms (president, general, bishop), this term is capitalized when used as a title: Lieutenant General John Doe will be arriving shortly.
an officer above major general and below general