officer of the court.A person who is charged with upholding the law and administering the judicial system. • Typically, officer of the court refers to a judge, clerk, bailiff, sheriff, or the like, but the term also applies to a lawyer, who is obliged to obey court rules and who owes a duty of candor to the court. — Also termed court officer. [Cases: Courts 55–58.C.J.S. Courts §§ 107–110; Stenographers §§ 2–21.]

[Blacks Law 8th]