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health officer

  1. an official who administers laws pertaining to health, especially sanitation.
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Origin of health officer

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for health officer

Historical Examples

  • The health-officer came on board, and by this time it was after sunrise.

    Four Young Explorers

    Oliver Optic

  • We were boarded by the health-officer just at dark, and admitted to pratique.

  • That is all right, but the health-officer must give me a permit before I will let her out of the ship.

  • The health-officer's place is worth a hundred thousand dollars a year to him.

    Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The health-officer informed us that we must ride out a quarantine of eight days.