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noncommissioned officer

noun, Military
1.
an enlisted person, as a sergeant or corporal, holding any of various ranks below commissioned or warrant officers.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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British Dictionary definitions for noncommissioned officer

noncommissioned officer

/ˌnɒnkəˈmɪʃənd/
noun
1.
(in the armed forces) a person, such as a sergeant or corporal, who is appointed from the ranks as a subordinate officer
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