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returning officer

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain, Canada, Australia, etc) an official in charge of conducting an election in a constituency or electoral district, who supervises the counting of votes and announces the results

return′ing of′ficer



n.
(in Great Britain and other Commonwealth countries) a public official appointed to conduct and preside at an election.
[1720–30]

returning officer

An official in some countries, such as the United Kingdom and Canada, who is in charge of an election in a particular constituency, supervising the counting of the votes and announcing the result.
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Noun1.returning officer - the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
Translations

returning officer

[rɪˈtɜːnɪŋˌɒfɪsəʳ] N (Pol) → escrutador(a) m/f
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