commissioned officer
noun Date: 15th century an officer of the armed forces holding by a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • commissioned officer — n. an officer in the armed forces holding rank by a commission: the lowest rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps is second lieutenant; in the Navy and Coast Guard, ensign …   English World dictionary

  • commissioned officer — noun a military officer holding a commission • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑military officer, ↑officer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Commissioned officer — Commission Com*mis sion, n. [F., fr. L. commissio. See {Commit}.] 1. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating. [1913 Webster] Every commission of sin introduces into the soul a certain degree of hardness. South. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commissioned officer — com.missioned officer n a military officer who has a commission …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • commissioned officer — a military or naval officer holding rank by commission. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • commissioned officer — noun An officer who derives authority directly from a sovereign power and, as such, hold a commission charging them with the duties and responsibilities of a specific office or position …   Wiktionary

  • commissioned officer — military officer whose rank is confirmed by a government document (commission) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commissioned officer — noun (C) a military officer who has a commission …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • commissioned officer — commis′sioned of′ficer n. mil a military or naval officer holding rank by commission • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • commissioned officer — /kəmɪʃənd ˈɒfəsə/ (say kuhmishuhnd ofuhsuh) noun an army, naval, or air force officer holding rank by commission …   Australian English dictionary

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