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Definitions of official

  1. someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as, an official statement or report. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Discharging an office or function. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who holds a public position or performs duties of a public nature. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One who holds an office: a subordinate public officer: the deputy of a bishop, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. One holding a public office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. One entrusted with an office; an ecclesiastical judge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. One invested with office; a subordinate executive officer or attendant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Officially. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Pertaining to an office or public duty; as, official business; derived from the proper authority; authorized; as, an official statement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Pertaining to an office: depending on the proper office or authority: done by authority. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Pertaining to an office; done by authority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Pertaining to an office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Pertaining to office; from the proper authority. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Pert. to or derived from the proper office or authority; done by virtue of authority. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for official

  1. They were absent a few minutes, and the official returned alone, bringing my hat and cloak. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  2. " Very good," said the official turning to me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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