Definition of Military officer
1. Noun. Any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command. "An officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Adjutant, Aide, Aide-de-camp, Army Officer, Brass Hat, Chief Of Staff, Commandant, Commander, Commanding Officer, Commissioned Officer, Desk Officer, Executive Officer, Inspector General, Military Adviser, Military Advisor, Naval Officer, Enlisted Officer, Noncom, Noncommissioned Officer, Warrant Officer, Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Potemkin, Potyokin
Generic synonyms: Man, Military Man, Military Personnel, Serviceman
Derivative terms: Officer
Lexicographical Neighbors of Military Officer
Literary usage of Military officer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"By the recent Acts, provision is made for their apprehension by a military officer or soldier, if a constable cannot be immediately met with; and it is, ..."
2. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"To him, as a military officer of the Federal Government, is given the power, supported by " a sufficient military force,'' to remove every civil officer of ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... Karl von, Prussian military officer: b. Burg, 1 June 1780; d. Breslau, 16 Nov. 1831. His family settled in Germany at the end of the previous century. ..."
4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events: Embracing (1869)
"To him, sa military officer of the Federal Government, is iren Tliu power, supported by "a sufficient military • remove every civil officer of the State. ..."
5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"Wallace, George D., military officer, born in South Carolina, June 29, 1849; died at Porcupine Creek, South Dakota, Dec. 28, 1890. ..."
6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Queen's Bench, and by William Mawdesley Best, George James Philip Smith (1870)
"... was the superior military officer of the plaintiff, who was under his command; and that it was tlie defendant s duty, as such superior military officer, ..."