commissioned officer

noun
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of commissioned officer

: an officer of the armed forces holding by a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above

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First Known Use of commissioned officer

circa 1663

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COMMISSIONED OFFICER Defined for Kids

commissioned officer

noun \ kə-ˌmi-shənd- \

Definition of commissioned officer for Students

: an officer in the armed forces who ranks above the enlisted persons or warrant officers and who is appointed by the President

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