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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. 2017.
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  • When the principal said that the squadron came from Genoa, the health officer shook his head.

  • Terry hastened to the quarters of the health officer to apprise him of the facts.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • She had made her number as she came in, and in a short time the health officer came out in a boat.

    The Queen's Cup G. A. Henty
  • Instinct was the first health officer and made the first health laws.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • No longer are you an item of interest to your health officer, except as you may communicate your disease to your fellow citizens.

  • I'd be glad to take her in here if the health officer would let me.

    Rebecca's Promise Frances R. Sterrett
  • From all I can learn, Merritt has got the goods as a health officer.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • To this gentleman we also owe the suggestion of a health officer in civil life.

  • "Oh, don't look for any credit from this town," retorted the health officer.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Imagine that we have dropped in upon the health officer at his city office.

    A Bit of Old China Charles Warren Stoddard

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