The term “autoridade pública” can be translated into 5 different English terms. Click on one that matches your context.

  1. 1. government official
  2. 2. governmental authority
  3. 3. officer
  4. 4. public authority
  5. 5. public official

autoridade pública



government official


governmental authority





public authority


public official

Definitions of officer

  • someone who holds a position in a society, company or other organisation, especially a position involving management at a senior level

    "Corporate officers or employees of a legal entity may not become statutory auditors of that legal entity."

  • someone who holds a public office

    "They will also be meeting their probation officer."

  • a person in a position of command or authority in the armed forces or a passenger ship; a policeman or policewoman; a bailiff

    "He was one of a number of officers deployed to Leeds following the terrorist attacks on London."

Phrase Bank for officer

  • Either the Company or the Officer may at any time terminate the Officer’s active employment with the Company for any reason, …

  • “Key Contributor” means the chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, any vice president and director of the Company who meet the eligibility requirements of Section 3 to participate in the Plan.

  • This gave them a statutory duty to appoint a committee and a chief officer specifically for the care of children.

  • This is an important opportunity to elect new officers and to discuss Association business and future plans.

  • The number and designation of other principal officers of a local authority will naturally vary with the functions which each class of local authority will be called upon to carry out.

  • After the incident, the Cheshires’ commanding officer, Lt Col Bob Stewart, said he was very sad that his men had had to resort to force but he totally backed their decision to do so.

Additional Notes for officer

  • Article: Corporate officers

    In most jurisdictions, the officers of the company are elected by the board of directors and serve at its pleasure, absent an employment contract. The officers of a company are regarded as employees and agents of the company.

    The company is not bound by acts or agreements entered into by an officer who does not have the authority to do so. It is often held that an officer may have actual or apparent authority. Actual authority may be expressly conferred on an officer by law, the charter, bylaws, or a resolution of the board of directors, or may be implied by virtue of the office which is held. Apparent authority arises when the company indicates to a third party that the officer may act on its behalf and the third party believes in good faith that such authority exists. Acts of officers without authority may be subsequently ratified by the board of directors.

    Officers are usually appointed annually by the board of directors and, therefore, serve at the will of the board. In some corporations they may also be appointed by the president. Officers can generally be fired with or without cause. The duties and powers of corporate officers are found in statutes, charters, bylaws, and corporate resolutions. The corporate laws of some jurisdictions require a corporation to have specific officers; others merely require that the bylaws contain a description of the officers.

    The bylaws set out the positions of the corporate officers. Typically, corporations have as officers a president and/or chief executive officer (“CEO”), one or more vice presidents (who may be designated as corporate vice presidents, senior vice presidents, executive vice presidents or group vice presidents, or similar such titles), a secretary, and a treasurer. The bylaws may also grant the board, president or chief operating officer (COO) the power to appoint any assistant officers (sometimes called additional officers) as deemed necessary.

    While ultimate authority lies with the board, and the shareholders, the president is the chief officer and supervises the corporation’s affairs. Essentially, the president has general responsibility for the business, and must ensure that board decisions are executed. The authority and duties of the other officers may be set forth in the bylaws or prescribed by the board, the president, or another officer authorized by the board. Any designation of duties by the president or other officer is subject to review by the board. Generally, a vice president fills in for the president when necessary and has duties as specified by the bylaws, board or president. The treasurer, often called the chief financial officer (CFO) manages and is responsible for the corporation’s finances. Traditionally, the secretary of a US company is, among other things, responsible for preparing minutes of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings, authenticating and managing corporate records, including stock ownership and transfer, and overseeing notices.

    The Revised Model Business Corporation Act (RMBCA), and the US corporate statutes enacted based on it, eliminate mandatory titled officers. However, the RMBCA does define the duties traditionally associated with the secretary and is referred to as secretary throughout the model statute when referring to the officer responsible for executing those duties. As a consequence, it is not necessary that a corporation use this designation for the officer with these responsibilities. In a UK company, the company secretary is a senior officer responsible for legal and financial affairs and for arranging board meetings and ensuring that proper records are kept.

    Officers act as a corporation’s agents, and, like directors, they owe fiduciary duties (=duties involving issues of trust between parties) of good faith, diligence, and candour to the corporation. As agents of the corporation they can bind the corporation to contracts. Significantly, when acting in the capacity of an agent, an officer is not subject to personal liability for corporate transactions. In some cases, however, officers may be personally liable for transactions where they exceed their authority or where a statute imposes liability. Further, courts in some jurisdictions treat corporations as having knowledge of information if a corporate officer has that knowledge.

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