truant officer
noun Date: 1868 a person employed by a public-school system to investigate the continued absences of pupils — called also attendance officer, truancy officer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • truant officer — ☆ truant officer n. ATTENDANCE OFFICER …   English World dictionary

  • truant officer — noun An official responsible for investigating people who may be truant and compelling their attendance. The truant officer called at the home to see why the student hadnt arrived …   Wiktionary

  • truant officer — noun : attendance officer * * * a public school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school. Also called attendance officer. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * truant officer, U.S. an official whose job is to locate and return truants to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • truant officer — officer that is absent from his studies without permission …   English contemporary dictionary

  • truant officer — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. attendance officer, patrolman, officer, juvenile officer; see police officer …   English dictionary for students

  • truant officer — a public school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school. Also called attendance officer. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • truant officer — /ˈtruənt ɒfəsə/ (say troohuhnt ofuhsuh) noun → attendance officer …   Australian English dictionary

  • truant officer — See attendance officer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • truant officer — tru′ant of ficer n. edu a school official who investigates unauthorized student absences • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Truant Officer Donald — is a 1941 Disney cartoon starring Donald Duck and his nephews.It is Oscar nominated for best short animationypnosisHuey, Dewey and Louie Duck are enjoying a nice, leisure swim in the lake.But they were being watched behind the SCHOOL sign, by… …   Wikipedia

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