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They served the King faithfully as officers in his army and as collectors of his taxes.

She then went on to read the result of the balloting for the other three officers.

He was accompanied by his friend Col. Peter Horry, and some other officers.

You will get nothing to eat until I deliver you up to the officers of the volunteers.

When other officers had given up all as lost, he replied, "Not by a long sight."

Three officers and several men were however wounded by the fire.

The officers, haggard but tireless, aroused them frequently.

The officers and men not employed in the trenches were directed to lie down.

The graves of the officers and men who fell there are lost in the level of the plain.

The men were determined, the officers cheery, the shooting accurate.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "one who holds an office" (originally a high office), from Old French oficier "officer, official" (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin officarius "an officer," from Latin officium "a service, a duty" (see office). The military sense is first recorded 1560s. Applied to petty officials of justice from 16c.; U.S. use in reference to policemen is from 1880s.

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