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: one who holds or is invested with an office esp. in government [a municipal ]
adj 1 : of, relating to, or holding an office, position, or trust [ duties]
2 : fully authorized [an policy of the bank]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.