officeholder

noun of·fice·hold·er \ ˈä-fəs-ˌhōl-dər , ˈȯ- \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of officeholder

: one holding a public office

Examples of officeholder in a Sentence

  1. the last officeholder was extremely conscientious about not using public funds for his personal gain

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First Known Use of officeholder

1787

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OFFICEHOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

officeholder

Definition of officeholder for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has an official job or position especially in the government


OFFICEHOLDER Defined for Kids

officeholder

noun of·fice·hold·er \ ˈȯ-fəs-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of officeholder for Students

: a person who has been elected or appointed to a public position


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