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(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.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Officer'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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