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officer

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noun of·fi·cer \ˈä-fə-sər, ˈȯ-\

Definition of officer

  1. 1a obsolete :  agentb :  one charged with police duties

  2. 2 :  one who holds an office of trust, authority, or command the officers of the bank chief executive officer

  3. 3a :  one who holds a position of authority or command in the armed forces; specifically :  commissioned officerb :  the master or any of the mates of a merchant or passenger ship

Examples of officer in a Sentence

  1. if you are ever lost, find the nearest officer and ask for help

  2. an officer of the court

Origin and Etymology of officer

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin officiarius, from Latin officium


First Known Use: 14th century


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officer

verb of·fi·cer

Definition of officer

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish with officers

  3. 2 :  to command or direct as an officer

1648

First Known Use of officer

1648



OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

officer

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Definition of officer for English Language Learners

  • : 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


OFFICER Defined for Kids

officer

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noun of·fi·cer \ˈȯ-fə-sər\

Definition of officer for Students

  1. 1 :  a person given the responsibility of enforcing the law a police officer

  2. 2 :  a person who holds a position of authority an officer of the company

  3. 3 :  a person who holds a commission in the military His father is an officer in the navy.


Law Dictionary

officer

noun of·fic·er

Legal Definition of officer

  1. 1 :  one charged with administering or enforcing the law a police officer

  2. 2 :  one who holds an office of trust, authority, or command the directors, officers, employees, and shareholders of a corporation

  3. 3 :  one who holds a position of authority or command in the armed forces



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