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Officer

OFFICER. A holder of an official position. The word is used in a variety of senses: (1) one who has been set up over others (e.g., 1Kgs.4.27); (2) a eunuch, such as Eastern kings set in charge of their women and also of much of the routine business of the court (e.g., Esth.1.10); (3) a writer or clerk (e.g., Deut.20.9); (4) a police officer or bailiff (Luke.12.58); (5) originally an assistant or underruler (Matt.5.25).