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1a person holding a position of command or authority in the armed services, in the merchant marine, or on a passenger ship. a policeman or policewoman. 2a holder of a public, civil, or ecclesiastical office:a probation officer the chief medical officer a holder of a post in a society, company, or other organization, especially one who is involved at a senior level in its management:a chief executive officer 3a member of a certain grade in some honorary orders.
verb [with object]
provide with military officers:the aristocracy continued to wield considerable political power, officering the army act as the commander of (a unit):foreign mercenaries were hired to officer new regiments