officer


officer
of·fic·er n
1: one charged with administering or enforcing the law
a police officer
2: one who holds an office of trust, authority, or command
the directors, officer s, employees, and shareholders of a corporation
3: one who holds a position of authority or command in the armed forces
insubordinate to his commanding officer

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

officer
I noun elected representative, functionary, named representative, officeholder, official associated concepts: officer of the court, officer of the law II index caretaker (one fulfilling the function of office), functionary, incumbent, key man, magistrate, marshal, official, peace officer, proctor

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


officer
n.
(1) A person who holds an office.
(2) A member of the armed services with authority to command.
(3) A member of the police force.
(4) A person entrusted with the management of a corporation.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


officer
A person elected by a profit or nonprofit corporation's board of directors, or by the members or managers of a limited liability company, to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Officers generally hold titles such as president, secretary, or treasurer. Many states and most corporate bylaws or LLC operating agreements require a corporation or LLC to have a president, secretary, and treasurer. Election of a vice president may be required by state law.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


officer
n. A person who holds a position (office) of trust, command, or authority. In public affairs, the term usually applies to a person who holds a government position and is authorized to perform certain functions. In corporate law, it is a person appointed or elected by the company's board of directors. The term usually implies some form of tenure, duration, and emolument.
@ officer of the court
Generally, a lawyer, in connection with his dealings with and in a court, is said to be an officer of the court as a result of his special relationship to the court and the trust placed in a lawyer by the court.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


officer
An individual with the responsibility of performing the duties and functions of an office, that is a duty or charge, a position of trust, or a right to exercise a public or private employment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


officer
An individual with the responsibility of performing the duties and functions of an office, that is a duty or charge, a position of trust, or a right to exercise a public or private employment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

officer
n.
   1) a high-level management official of a corporation or an unincorporated business, hired by the board of directors of a corporation or the owner of a business, such as a president, vice president, secretary, financial officer or chief executive officer (CEO). Such officers have the actual or apparent authority to contract or otherwise act on behalf of the corporation or business.
   2) a public official with executive authority ranging from city manager to governor.
   3) a law enforcement person such as a policeman or woman, deputy sheriff or federal marshal.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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