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[ US /ˈɔfəsˌhoʊɫdɝ/ ]
  1. the official who holds an office
  2. someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    he is an officer of the court
    the club elected its officers for the coming year
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How To Use officeholder In A Sentence

  • ‘Government is frequently disparaged as an inefficient bureaucratic maze serving the interests of officeholders and time-servers rather than of the public,’ he wrote.
  • This was natural in the initial stage of the Revolution, when class lines had not had time to reveal themselves, when the aspirations of the so-called united revolutionary front found expression in the diffuse program of a party that was ready to welcome equally the workingman who feared to break away from the peasant; the peasant who was seeking land and liberty; the intellectual attempting to guide both of them; the chinovnik (officeholder) endeavoring to adjust himself to the new regime. From October to Brest-Litovsk
  • While recognizing these disparities, the commission - largely made up of former officeholders and political appointees - backed away from offending the states' rights crowd.
  • The idea is to prevent the mayor, the council and other officeholders from owing legislative favors to paid lobbyists who went to bat for them at election time.
  • In 1996, the party had forty elected officeholders and ten organized state parties, only five of those recognized with a ballot line.
  • Other officeholders came to the defense of depositors who lost money in the failed bank.
  • Officeholders were found to be significantly more accurate than informal leaders and followers as judges of fact and opinion, but they were not superior judges of nonrelevant facts and opinion. The Bass Handbook of Leadership
  • He probably helps Republicans as a group but it's not necessarily in the interest of individual Republican officeholders to come under his scrutiny.
  • Almost half of GOP officeholders - including the governor, the attorney general, the chief justice and several justices on the Texas Supreme Court - were also clients.
  • While he succeeded in registering millions of black voters - an effort that helped elect scores of black and white Democratic officeholders - it put the White House in GOP hands.
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