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officer

[ aw-fuh-ser, of-uh- ]
/ ˈɔ fə sər, ˈɒf ə- /
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noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of officer

1275–1325; Middle English <Anglo-French; Middle French officier<Medieval Latin officiārius, equivalent to Latin offici(um) office + -ārius-ary; see -er2, -ier2

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British Dictionary definitions for officer

officer
/ (ˈɒfɪsə) /

noun

verb (tr)

to furnish with officers
to act as an officer over (some section, group, organization, etc)
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