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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Whether you agree or disagree, the lack of disrespect for the office and officeholder is astonishing.
"It is not the worst thing in the world to be a one-term officeholder," globalist pundit Fareed Zakaria told Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and a national TV audience on Friday.
CAFFERTY: Yes, unlike his father, who was a one-term officeholder for that very reason.
Bienville Parish District Attorney Jonathan Stewart filed suit against Taylor in August, alleging the first-term officeholder did not live in the town's corporate limits, but rather in Caddo Parish.
Given Rep. Goode’s comments, in which he made clear his distaste for any Muslim serving in public office, Josh presumably meant that Goode seems to believe that there should be no religious test provided that the officeholder is a Jew or a Christian.
‘More’ where that’s the best choice, ‘better’ when the current officeholder is pushing against both the party goals and their own electorate.
The officeholder is the chief justice of the U.S., not of the Supreme Court.
I considered myself that kind of officeholder, and not a prime minister, not a deputy president or something like that.
The whole fête was paid for, according to Hunt, out of her "officeholder" account, funded by political contributors.
I knew my name would be considered: I was the second-highest constitutional officeholder in the state, after the governor, and I had done well in the elections of 1960 and 1962.