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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who holds public office.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who holds an office, especially one appointed or elected to a public office; an incumbent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Officeholder in the Vocabulary.
  • n. One who holds an office; an officer, particularly one in the civil service; a placeman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is in possession of an office under government; in general, any official.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the official who holds an office
  • n. someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust

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