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.
Noun1.Officerofficer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
2.officer - someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust; "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"
Synonyms: officeholder
3.Officerofficer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
4.officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
Synonyms: ship's officer
Verb1.officer - direct or command as an officer

OFFICER. He who is lawfully invested with an office.
     2. Officers may be classed into, 1. Executive; as the president of the United States of America, the several governors of the different states. Their duties are pointed out in the national constitution, and the constitutions of the several states, but they are required mainly to cause the laws to be executed and obeyed.
     3.-2. The legislative; such as members of congress; and of the several state legislatures. These officers are confined in their duties by the constitution, generally to make laws, though sometimes in cases of impeachment, one of the houses of the legislature exercises judicial functions, somewhat similar to those of a grand jury by presenting to the other articles of impeachment; and the other house acts as a court in trying such impeachments. The legislatures have, besides the power to inquire into the conduct of their members, judge of their elections, and the like.
     4.-3. Judicial officers; whose duties are to decide controversies between individuals, and accusations made in the name of the public against persons charged with a violation of the law.
     5.-4. Ministerial officers, or those whose duty it is to execute the mandates, lawfully issued, of their superiors.
     6.-5. Military officers, who have commands in the army; and
     7.-6. Naval officers, who are in command in the navy.
     8. Officers are required to exercise the functions which belong to their respective offices. The neglect to do so, may, in some cases, subject the offender to an indictment; 1 Yeates, R. 519; and in others, he will be liable to the party injured. 1 Yeates, R. 506.
     9. Officers are also divided into public officers and those who are not public. Some officers may bear both characters; for example, a clergyman is a public officer when he acts in the performance of such a public duty as the marriage of two individuals; 4 Conn. 209; and he is merely a private person when he acts in his more ordinary calling of teaching his congregation. See 4 Conn. 134; 1 Apple. 155.

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Office found
office furniture
Office holder
Office hours
Office of Homeland Security
Office of Inspector General
Office of Intelligence Support
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Naval Intelligence
Office seeker
office staff
Office wire
Office Workstations Limited
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Officer of the day
Officer of the deck
officer's mess
Officers may not examine the judicial acts of the court
Officia judicialia non concedantur antequam vacent
Officia magistratus non debent esse venalia
official document
official emissary
official immunity
Official Production System
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