Officer

Definition of Officer

Of´fi`cer
n.1.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.
2.(U. S. Mil.) Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer or an enlisted man.
Field officer
etc. See under Field, General. etc.
Officer of the day
(Mil.) the officer who, on a given day, has charge for that day of the guard, prisoners, and police of the post or camp; abbreviated O. D., OD, or O. O. D.
Officer of the deck
(Naut.) the officer temporarily in charge on the deck of a vessel, esp. a war vessel.
v. t.1.To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.
[imp. & p. p. Officered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Officering.]
2.To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits.

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