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staff officer

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noun Military.
  1. a commissioned officer who is a member of a staff.

Origin of staff officer

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for staff officer

Historical Examples

  • A staff-officer from Army or from Corps should have been on the spot.

    The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

    G. K. Rose

  • The "Gray Fox" was sending in his ambulance and a staff-officer at that very moment.

    Marion's Faith.

    Charles King

  • Do you intend to go over in the full uniform of a staff-officer?

  • The staff-officer led the way, and Deck followed him in silence.

  • He wore the uniform of a staff-officer of the Parisian National Guards.

    The Hero of the People

    Alexandre Dumas


British Dictionary definitions for staff officer

staff officer

noun
  1. a commissioned officer serving on the staff of a commander, service, or central headquarters
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