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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
1685-1695
1685-95
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warrant officer

noun
1.
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 See regimental sergeant major, company sergeant major
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