returning officer


Definition of returning officer


  1. :  an official who organizes an election and announces the result

Word by Word Definitions

returnplay returning
  1. :  to go back or come back again

    :  to go back in thought, practice, or condition :  revert

    :  to pass back to an earlier possessor

  1. :  the act of coming back to or from a place or condition

    :  a regular or frequent returning :  recurrence

    :  the delivery of a legal order (such as a writ) to the proper officer or court

  1. :  having or formed by a change of direction

    :  doubled on itself

    :  played, delivered, or given in return

  1. :  agent

    :  one charged with police duties

    :  one who holds an office of trust, authority, or command

  1. :  to furnish with officers

    :  to command or direct as an officer

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a brief usually trivial fact

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