noun of·fi·cer \ˈä-fə-sər, ˈ-\

: a member of a police force

: a person who has an important position in a company, organization, or government

: a person who has a position of authority or command in the military

Full Definition of OFFICER

a obsolete :  agent
b :  one charged with police duties
:  one who holds an office of trust, authority, or command <the officers of the bank> <chief executive officer>
a :  one who holds a position of authority or command in the armed forces; specifically :  commissioned officer
b :  the master or any of the mates of a merchant or passenger ship

Examples of OFFICER

  1. <if you are ever lost, find the nearest officer and ask for help>
  2. <an officer of the court>

Origin of OFFICER

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin officiarius, from Latin officium
First Known Use: 14th century



Definition of OFFICER

transitive verb
:  to furnish with officers
:  to command or direct as an officer

First Known Use of OFFICER

May 30, 2015
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