public officer
noun Date: 1606 a person who has been legally elected or appointed to office and who exercises governmental functions

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  • public officer — n: a person who has been elected or appointed to a public office Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • public officer — An incumbent of a public office invested with certain powers and charged with certain duties pertinent to sovereignty. State ex rel. Newman v Skinner, 128 Ohio St 325, 191 NE 127, 93 ALR 331. Such an officer as is required by law to be elected or …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • public officer — noun One who holds public office; an official or employee of the government …   Wiktionary

  • public officer — person that holds public office, politician …   English contemporary dictionary

  • public officer — a person appointed or elected to a governmental post. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • public officer — noun : a person holding a post to which he has been legally elected or appointed and exercising governmental functions * * * a person appointed or elected to a governmental post. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • impeachment of public officer — Seeking the removal of a public officer upon charges, formally made, of the commission of a crime or of official misconduct or neglect. Technically, the adoption of articles of impeachment upon inquiry by the lower house of Congress or the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • recall of public officer — The removal of a public officer by direct action of electors, that is by the vote of bona fide electors. 28 Am J Rev ed Init & R § 53. The removal of an elective municipal officer by vote of the people at an election called for the purpose by a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • de facto public officer — Summarily defined as one who has the reputation of being the officer he assumes to be, and yet is not a good officer in point of law. Comprehensively defined as a person exercising the duties of the office (1) without a known appointment or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • public record — Public records are those records which a governmental unit is required by law to keep or which it is necessary to keep in discharge of duties imposed by law; e.g. records of land transactions kept at county court house; records of court cases… …   Black's law dictionary

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