Noncommissioned officer


Noncommissioned officer
Noncommissioned Non`com*mis"sioned, a. Not having a commission. [1913 Webster]

{Noncommissioned officer} (Mil.), a subordinate officer not appointed by a commission from the chief executive or supreme authority of the State; but by the Secretary of War or by the commanding officer of the regiment. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.