from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An officer who holds a commission and ranks as a second lieutenant or above in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps, or as an ensign or above in the US Navy or Coast Guard.
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- noun military An officer who derives
authoritydirectly from a sovereign powerand, as such, hold a commissioncharging them with the duties and responsibilities of a specific office or position.
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- noun a military officer holding a commission
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