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attendance officer

noun

truant officer

noun
1.
a public-school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school.
Also called attendance officer.
Origin of truant officer
1870-1875
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75
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  • There was no attendance officer on duty, but the children were regular.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • Smith explained to Stephanos the Elder what was wanted and he undertook the duties of attendance officer.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham

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