public officer

noun

: 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 Carol Jean Furnell, 76, was booked into the Marin County Jail on suspicion of battery causing serious bodily injury and resisting a public officer. Cameron MacDonald, The Mercury News, 20 June 2024 The charges include violating Georgia’s racketeering law, impersonating a public officer, making false statements and writings, and others. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 24 Apr. 2024 That indictment included dozens of charges, such as violations of Georgia’s racketeering law, impersonating a public officer, and making false statements and writings, among others. Elizabeth Beyer, USA TODAY, 6 May 2024 He is charged with fourth-degree child abuse and willful failure to uphold the law as a public officer, both one-year misdemeanors. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for public officer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of public officer was in 1606

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“Public officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20officer. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

public officer

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