warrant officer

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warrant officer (plural warrant officers)

  1. (military) An officer holding rank by virtue of a warrant rather than a commission.
  2. (law enforcement) An officer assigned to execute warrants and other writs.

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In military services still employing warrant officers, they rank below the commissioned officers but above the NCOs.

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  • (law enforcement): catchpoll (arresting for debt)

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