Definitions

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  • adj. Without an officer.

Etymologies

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un- + officer + -ed

Examples

  • These men were not bound to be always in the ranks, and some were always free to wait on the commander-inchief or carry orders along the lines without leaving the troops unofficered: for the captains-of-twelve and the captains-of-six stepped into the gaps, and absolute order was preserved.

    Cyropaedia

  • Those in the stubborn line on the ridge to the right, Beauregard and Johnston soon learned, were Hampton's South Carolinians; those in confusion in the rear were the survivors of Evans's, Bee's, and Bartow's commands—all of them shattered except for the regiment that stood, unofficered and waiting.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • But to-day the shout like thunder of an equal, unofficered host

    Recent Developments in European Thought

  • They came straggling back yesterday from the top of Cheat unofficered, and in the most unsoldierly manner.

    The Citizen-Soldier or, Memoirs of a Volunteer

  • Tonquin, it must be remembered that they were as ill-equipped and supplied and nearly as unorganized and unofficered as they were in the Chino -

    China

  • A traitorous conspiracy is revealed to murder the President, to murder the Vice-President, to murder the Cabinet, and if possible, leave the nation unofficered at this time.

    The Punishment of Treason

  • Such was the system and order of the Germans; while the French, full of amazement at their own defeat, unled, unofficered, and disorganized, are thus described by Edmond About as he saw them entering Saverne after the disastrous day at Wörth.

    France in the Nineteenth Century

  • Athenian Alkibiadês -- much more was it necessary, under the depressing circumstances which now overclouded the unofficered Grecian army, that an Athenian bosom should be found as the source of new life and impulse.

    The Two Great Retreats of History

  • Isolated, unorganised, unofficered, half-armed, girt by a swarm of foes, you ceased to fight, but you neither betrayed nor repented.

    Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

  • He dreaded the fury of even a disarmed and unofficered army, and he resolved to disperse them, previous to his bringing on the premeditated catastrophe of his bloody tragedy.

    The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3 An Historical Novel

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