Define: Officers

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Officers

What is the dictionary definition of Officers?

Dictionary Definition

  1. Any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command.
  2. Someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust.
  3. A person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel.
  4. A member of a police force.
  5. Direct or command as an officer.


Full Definition of Officers

Directors appoint officers. They manage the daily affairs of a corporation. A corporation’s officers usually consist of a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. In most states, one person can hold all of these posts.


Examples of Officers in a sentence

He is an officer of the court.
The club elected its officers for the coming year.
It was an accident, officer.
He is the officer in charge of the ship’s engines.
An officer is responsible for the lives of his men.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Officers. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 03, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Officers. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 03, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Officers. Retrieved April 03, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Officers are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 25th March 2020.