- Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.
- official duties
- Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority
- an official statement or report
- Approved by authority; authorized.
- sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; officinal
- an official drug or preparation
- Discharging an office or function.
- Sir Thomas Browne
- the stomach and other parts official unto nutrition
- Sir Thomas Browne
- Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
- Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
- True, real, beyond doubt.
- Well, it's official: you lost your mind!
of or pertaining to an office or public trust
derived from the proper office
appointed to be used in medicine — see officinal
relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant
relating to an ecclesiastical judge
official (plural officials)
- An office holder invested with powers and authorities.
David Barnes was the official charged with the running of the sports club.
2014 March 15, “Turn it off”, in The Economist, volume 410, number 8878:
- If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast’s status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.
- A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.
In most soccer games there are three officials: the referee and two linesmen.
- See also Thesaurus:official
person responsible for applying the rules in a competition
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- official in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- official in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
official m (oblique and nominative feminine singular officiale)