A person appointed to a position of authority in the armed forces; specif., commissioned officer.
- ship's officer
- police officer
- military officer
Other Word Forms of Officer
Origin of Officer
From Anglo-Norman officer, officier, from Late Latin officiarius (“official"), from Latin officium (“office") + -ārius (“-er").
Middle English from Old French officier from Medieval Latin officārius from Latin officium service, duty office
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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