The definition of an officer is a person in a position of authority in a business, the police, the military or other group.(noun)
Officer is defined as to command over with authority, or provide with authority figures.(verb)
An example of officer is someone in the military commanding their troops; to officer the troops.
See officer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < Anglo-Fr & OFr officier < ML officiarius < L officium, office
See officer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French officier
Origin: , from Medieval Latin officārius
Origin: , from Latin officium, service, duty; see Office.
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