Definition of non-commissioned in English:


Line breaks: non-commis¦sioned
Pronunciation: /nɒnkəˈmɪʃ(ə)nd


  • (Of an officer in the army, navy, or air force) not holding a rank conferred by a commission.
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    • The Armed Forces Special Powers Act allows not just officers, but even junior commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers of the army, to use force and even kill any person on suspicion of disturbing public order.
    • One of the most important distinctions is the difference between commissioned and non-commissioned officers.
    • Because of the increased number of volunteer soldiers, the ministry will phase out recruitment of non-commissioned officers, including air force and army sergeants and naval petty officers.

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