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What does "Officer" mean?


(n.) One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer (n.) Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer (v. t.) To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits (v. t.) To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over

Synonyms policeman, police officer, officeholder, military officer

Example: "He is the officer in charge of the ship's engines" Example: "An officer is responsible for the lives of his men" Example: "He is an officer of the court" Example: "It was an accident, officer"

Word Family officers