Definitions for officialəˈfɪʃ əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person appointed or elected to an office or charged with certain duties.
(adj.)of or pertaining to an office or position of duty, trust, or authority:
appointed, authorized, or approved by a government or organization.
public and formal; ceremonial.
Origin of official:
1300–50; ME < LL officiālis of duty = L offici(um)office+-ālis -al1
a worker who holds or is invested with an office
someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
"the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
having official authority or sanction
"official permission"; "an official representative"
of or relating to an office
"the election returns are now official"
conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
"in prescribed order"
(of a church) given official status as a national or state institution
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
authorized or allowed by an organization or person with authority
an official statement/document from the president; official recognition; the band's official website
(of a reason, statement, etc.) given but considered likely to be untrue
the official reason given for the changes
relating to the things connected with sb's job
his official duties
indicates a piece of information has been confirmed to the public
It's official - she's pregnant.; a new drug that has been officially approved; Officially, they're saying the singer is just resting.
sb representing an organization at a high level
White House officials
An office holder invested with powers and authorities.
David Barnes was the official charged with the running of the sports club.
A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.
In most football games there are three officials: the referee and two linesmen.
Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.
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.
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.
Origin: From official, from officium.
Translations for official
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of or concerning a position of authority
official powers; official uniform.
- amptelike, ampsagtigAfrikaans
- oficialPortuguese (BR)
- Amts-..., Dienst-...German
- υπηρεσιακός, επίσημοςGreek
- 공인의, 공식의Korean
- officieel, ambts-Dutch
- offisiell, embets-, tjeneste-Norwegian
- служебный, должностнойRussian
- ämbets-, ämbetsmanna-, tjänste-Swedish
- 公務的，職權上的，公職的Chinese (Trad.)
- службовий; посадовийUkrainian
- thuộc chính quyềnVietnamese
- 公务上的，职权上的Chinese (Simp.)
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