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[aw-fis-hohl-der, of-is-] /ˈɔ fɪsˌhoʊl dər, ˈɒf ɪs-/
a person filling a governmental position; public official.
Origin of officeholder
1850-55; office + holder
Related forms
nonofficeholder, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • While some challenges have been filed by the officeholder, they are not included in these findings.
  • The officeholder may be asked to resign one of the offices.
  • The officeholder is deemed to have vacated the first office.
  • The officeholder must disqualify himself or herself from the decision in question.
  • officeholder account contributions are subject to limits as described below.
  • It would require placement of the officeholder's salary into an escrow account during the appeal process.
  • However, he was primarily an officeholder and public servant.

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