Noncommissioned
Noncommissioned Non`com*mis"sioned, a. Not having a commission. [1913 Webster]

{Noncommissioned officer} (Mil.), a subordinate officer not appointed by a commission from the chief executive or supreme authority of the State; but by the Secretary of War or by the commanding officer of the regiment. [1913 Webster]


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  • noncommissioned — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • noncommissioned — /non keuh mish euhnd/, adj. not commissioned, applied esp. to military officers, as sergeants and corporals, ranking below warrant officer. [1695 1705; NON + COMMISSIONED] * * * …   Universalium

  • noncommissioned — nÉ‘nkÉ™ mɪʃnd / nÉ’n adj. not commissioned, not authorized …   English contemporary dictionary

  • noncommissioned — non·commissioned …   English syllables

  • noncommissioned — adjective (of military officers) appointed from enlisted personnel (Freq. 1) • Ant: ↑commissioned …   Useful english dictionary

  • Noncommissioned officer — Noncommissioned Non com*mis sioned, a. Not having a commission. [1913 Webster] {Noncommissioned officer} (Mil.), a subordinate officer not appointed by a commission from the chief executive or supreme authority of the State; but by the Secretary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • noncommissioned officer — (NCO) military officer who does not hold a commission, enlisted soldier given a position of command over other enlisted troops, noncom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • noncommissioned officer — [nän΄kə mish′əndôf′ə sər, nän΄kə mish′ənd] n. an enlisted person of any of various grades in the armed forces, as, in the U.S. Army, from corporal to sergeant major inclusive: see also PETTY OFFICER …   English World dictionary

  • Noncommissioned officer's creed — In the United States, the non commissioned officer s creed, shortened to NCO creed, is a tool used to educate and remind enlisted leaders of their responsibilities and authority, and serves as a Code of conduct. Each branch has their own version …   Wikipedia

  • noncommissioned officer — noun A person of authority in the military who has not received a commission (a direct conveyance of authority from the sovereign government); as such they can have charge or control but not command in the most technical use of the word. A… …   Wiktionary

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