returning officer

noun

Definition of returning officer

British
:an official who organizes an election and announces the result

Word by Word Definitions

return play returning
  1. : to go back or come back again

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

  3. : to pass back to an earlier possessor

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

  2. : a regular or frequent returning : recurrence

  3. : 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

  2. : doubled on itself

  3. : played, delivered, or given in return

officer play
  1. : agent

  2. : one charged with police duties

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

  1. : to furnish with officers

  2. : to command or direct as an officer


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