(v. t.) To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.
(v. t.) To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits.
(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.
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Officer'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/o/officer.html. 1828.