executive officer
noun Date: 1776 the officer second in command of a military or naval organization or vessel

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  • executive officer — n. Mil. an officer who is chief assistant to the commanding officer …   English World dictionary

  • executive officer — index official, principal (director) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Executive officer — While executive officer literally refers to a person responsible for the performance of duties involved in running an organization, the exact meaning of the role is variable, depending on the organization.Administrative LawWhile there is no clear …   Wikipedia

  • executive officer — Synonyms and related words: ADC, CO, OD, acolyte, adjutant, advocate, agent, aid, aide, aide de camp, aider, alter ego, alternate, amicus curiae, archon, assistant, attendant, attorney, auxiliary, backup, backup man, best man, brigadier,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • executive officer — Any officer in whom executive power of a state or other government is vested. The President is the chief executive officer of the United States. The respective governors are the chief executive officers in the several states. 42 Am J1st Pub Of §… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Executive Officer — In vielen englischsprachigen Streitkräften ist der Executive Officer (XO; engl. „ausführender Offizier“ oder Second in Command (2i/c)) der Stellvertreter des Kommandierenden Offiziers und nach ihm der Zweite in der truppendienstlichen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • executive officer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms executive officer : singular executive officer plural executive officers business a person in a senior management position in an organization …   English dictionary

  • executive officer — officer who is second in command …   English contemporary dictionary

  • executive officer — An officer of the executive department of government; one in whom resides the power to execute the laws; one whose duties are to cause the laws to be executed and obeyed. Petzak v. Graves, 33 Wis.2d 175, 147 N.W.2d 294, 297 . Officers who are… …   Black's law dictionary

  • executive officer — An officer of the executive department of government; one in whom resides the power to execute the laws; one whose duties are to cause the laws to be executed and obeyed. Petzak v. Graves, 33 Wis.2d 175, 147 N.W.2d 294, 297 . Officers who are… …   Black's law dictionary

  • executive officer — 1. the officer second in command of a military or naval organization. 2. an officer charged with executive duties, as in a corporation. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

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