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noncommissioned officer

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

  • n. An enlisted member of the armed forces, such as a corporal, sergeant, or petty officer, appointed to a rank conferring leadership over other enlisted personnel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person of authority in the military who has not received a commission (a direct conveyance of authority from the sovereign government); as such they can have charge or control but not command in the most technical use of the word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a subordinate officer not appointed by a commission from the chief executive or supreme authority of the State; but by the Secretary of War or by the commanding officer of the regiment.

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

  • n. a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel

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