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officer


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Officer  \Of"fi*cer\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Officered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Officering}.] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  officers;  to  appoint  officers  over 
  --Marshall. 
 
  2.  To  command  as  an  officer;  as  veterans  from  old  regiments 
  officered  the  recruits. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Officer  \Of"fi*cer\,  n.  [F.  officier.  See  {Office},  and  cf 
  {Official},  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.  ``I 
  am  an  officer  of  state.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (U.  S.  Mil.)  Specifically,  a  commissioned  officer,  in 
  distinction  from  a  warrant  officer. 
 
  {Field  officer},  {General  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  quard,  prisoners,  and 
  police  of  the  post  or  camp. 
 
  {Officer  of  the  deck},  or  {Officer  of  the  watch}  (Naut.),  the 
  officer  temporarily  in  charge  on  the  deck  of  a  vessel, 
  esp.  a  war  vessel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commission  \Com*mis"sion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  commissio.  See 
  {Commit}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  committing,  doing  or  performing;  the  act  of 
  perpetrating. 
 
  Every  commission  of  sin  introduces  into  the  soul  a 
  certain  degree  of  hardness.  --South. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  intrusting;  a  charge;  instructions  as  to  how  a 
  trust  shall  be  executed. 
 
  3.  The  duty  or  employment  intrusted  to  any  person  or  persons; 
  a  trust;  a  charge. 
 
  4.  A  formal  written  warrant  or  authority,  granting  certain 
  powers  or  privileges  and  authorizing  or  commanding  the 
  performance  of  certain  duties. 
 
  Let  him  see  our  commission.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  certificate  conferring  military  or  naval  rank  and 
  authority;  as  a  colonel's  commission. 
 
  6.  A  company  of  persons  joined  in  the  performance  of  some 
  duty  or  the  execution  of  some  trust;  as  the  interstate 
  commerce  commission. 
 
  A  commission  was  at  once  appointed  to  examine  into 
  the  matter.  --Prescott. 
 
  7.  (Com.) 
  a  The  acting  under  authority  of  or  on  account  of 
  another. 
  b  The  thing  to  be  done  as  agent  for  another;  as  I  have 
  three  commissions  for  the  city. 
  c  The  brokerage  or  allowance  made  to  a  factor  or  agent 
  for  transacting  business  for  another;  as  a  commission 
  of  ten  per  cent  on  sales.  See  {Del  credere}. 
 
  {Commission  of  array}.  (Eng.  Hist.)  See  under  {Array}. 
 
  {Commission  of  bankruptcy},  a  commission  appointing  and 
  empowering  certain  persons  to  examine  into  the  facts 
  relative  to  an  alleged  bankruptcy,  and  to  secure  the 
  bankrupt's  lands  and  effects  for  the  creditors. 
 
  {Commission  of  lunacy},  a  commission  authorizing  an  inquiry 
  whether  a  person  is  a  lunatic  or  not 
 
  {Commission  merchant},  one  who  buys  or  sells  goods  on 
  commission,  as  the  agent  of  others  receiving  a  rate  per 
  cent  as  his  compensation. 
 
  {Commission,  or  Commissioned},  {officer}  (Mil.),  one  who  has 
  a  commission,  in  distinction  from  a  noncommissioned  or 
  warrant  officer. 
 
  {Commission  of  the  peace},  a  commission  under  the  great  seal, 
  constituting  one  or  more  persons  justices  of  the  peace. 
  [Eng.] 
 
  {To  put  a  vessel  into  commission}  (Naut.),  to  equip  and  man  a 
  government  vessel,  and  send  it  out  on  service  after  it  has 
  been  laid  up  esp., 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  officer 
  n  1:  any  person  in  the  armed  services  who  holds  a  position  of 
  authority  or  command;  "an  officer  is  responsible  for  the 
  lives  of  his  men"  [syn:  {military  officer}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {officeholder}] 
  3:  a  member  of  a  police  force;  "it  was  an  accident,  officer" 
  [syn:  {policeman},  {police  officer}] 
  4:  a  person  authorized  to  serve  in  a  position  of  authority  on  a 
  vessel;  "he  is  the  officer  in  charge  of  the  ship's 
  engines"  [syn:  {ship's  officer}] 
  v  :  direct  or  command  as  an  officer 




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