- 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)