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officeholder

[ aw-fis-hohl-der, of-is- ]
/ ˈɔ fɪsˌhoʊl dər, ˈɒf ɪs- /
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noun

a person filling a governmental position; public official.

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Origin of officeholder

First recorded in 1850–55; office + holder

OTHER WORDS FROM officeholder

non·of·fice·hold·er, noun
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