1. [ noun ] (work) someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
Synonyms: officer

"he is an officer of the court" "the club elected its officers for the coming year"

Related terms: official sergeant_at_arms probation_officer
2. [ noun ] (work) the official who holds an office
Synonyms: incumbent
Related terms: official office-bearer
Similar spelling:   officialdom