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1a person in authority, especially over a body of troops or a military operation:the commander of a paratroop regiment a naval officer of high rank, in particular (in the US Navy or Coast Guard) an officer ranking above lieutenant commander and below captain. (in certain metropolitan police departments) the officer in charge of a division, district, precinct, or squad. 2a member of a higher class in some orders of knighthood.