Definitions for officially

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

of•fi•cialəˈfɪʃ əl(n.)

  1. a person appointed or elected to an office or charged with certain duties.

  2. (adj.)of or pertaining to an office or position of duty, trust, or authority:

    official powers.

  3. appointed, authorized, or approved by a government or organization.

  4. holding office.

  5. public and formal; ceremonial.

Origin of official:

1300–50; ME < LL officiālis of duty = L offici(um)office+-ālis -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. officially(adverb)

    in an official role

    "officially, he is in charge"; "officially responsible"

  2. formally, officially(adverb)

    with official authorization

    "the club will be formally recognized"


  1. officially(Adverb)

    In an official manner

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'officially' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4843

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'officially' in Adverbs Frequency: #308

Translations for officially

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(negative unofficially ) as an official

He attended the ceremony officially.

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