warrant officer

warrant officer

noun
1.
(in the U.S. Armed Forces) an officer of one of four grades ranking above enlisted personnel and below commissioned officers.
2.
a similar officer in other countries.

Origin:
1685–95

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warrant officer
 
n
regimental sergeant major See company sergeant major an officer in certain armed services who holds a rank between those of commissioned and noncommissioned officers. In the British army, the rank has two classes

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