public officer

noun

Definition of public officer

: a person who has been legally elected or appointed to office and who exercises governmental functions

Examples of public officer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was later indicted by a grand jury on charges of violation of oath of public officer and obstruction of a police officer. NBC News, 24 Nov. 2021 In September, former Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson was indicted on charges of violating the oath of a public officer and obstruction of a police officer for her conduct in the murder investigation. Clare Hymes, CBS News, 22 Nov. 2021 Johnson is charged with violation of oath of public officer and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, 18 Oct. 2021 Johnson, who was the Brunswick Judicial Circuit district attorney, when Arbery was killed, was indicted on charges of violation of oath of public officer and obstruction of a police officer. NBC News, 7 Oct. 2021 Former Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson has been indicted on charges of violating her oath as a public officer and obstructing a police officer. Martin Savidge, CNN, 3 Sep. 2021 Tori Verber Salazar said former Stockton Police Department Officers Michael Stiles and Omar Villapudua were each indicted on felony counts of assault by a public officer and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2021 The appeals judges noted that a stay is presumed when a public officer or agency seeks appellate review of a judicial order. Arkansas Online, 11 Sep. 2021 The charge of violating the oath of a public officer is a felony that carries a sentence of 1-5 years in prison. Martin Savidge, CNN, 3 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of public officer

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of public officer was in 1606

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30 Nov 2021

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“Public officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20officer. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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public officer

noun

Legal Definition of public officer

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

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