Definition of orderly officer in English:

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orderly officer

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British Military
The officer who is in charge of the security and administration of a unit or establishment for a day at a time.
Example sentences
  • In the field sentries were traditionally visited by the orderly officer - ‘rounds’ - or by the field officer of the day - ‘grand rounds’ - to ensure that they were awake.
  • The colonel's orderly officer, Lieutenant Stranger, offers to buy it for his colonel.
  • Wieder, a German orderly officer in enemy intelligence recounts his disbelief of the sacrifices made.
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