from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a member of a military rank below a commissioned officer or warrant officer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Mil.) designating to those members of the armed forces not commissioned as an officer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of enlist.
  • adjective Belonging to the military, but not as a commissioned officer.
  • noun Those individuals who have enlisted in the military and who are not commissioned officers.


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