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health officer

an official who administers laws pertaining to health, especially sanitation.
Origin of health officer
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Terry hastened to the quarters of the health officer to apprise him of the facts.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • Instinct was the first health officer and made the first health laws.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • What was the health officer doing over to your house this morning?

    Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa George W. Peck
  • I'd be glad to take her in here if the health officer would let me.

    Rebecca's Promise Frances R. Sterrett
  • To this gentleman we also owe the suggestion of a health officer in civil life.

  • He served in 1890 and 1891 as health officer of Columbia county.

  • But we were mistaken after all; it was only the health officer.

  • Imagine that we have dropped in upon the health officer at his city office.

    A Bit of Old China Charles Warren Stoddard
  • From all I can learn, Merritt has got the goods as a health officer.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • He had one brief encounter, on enlistment, with the health officer.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams

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