What does OFFICIAL mean?

Definitions for OFFICIAL
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. official, functionary(noun)

    a worker who holds or is invested with an office

  2. official(adj)

    someone who administers the rules of a game or sport

    "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"

  3. official(adj)

    having official authority or sanction

    "official permission"; "an official representative"

  4. official(adj)

    of or relating to an office

    "official privileges"

  5. official(adj)

    verified officially

    "the election returns are now official"

  6. official, prescribed(adj)

    conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline

    "in prescribed order"

  7. official(adj)

    (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

Wiktionary

  1. official(Noun)

    An office holder invested with powers and authorities.

    David Barnes was the official charged with the running of the sports club.

  2. official(Noun)

    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.

  3. official(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.

    official duties

  4. official(Adjective)

    Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority

    an official statement or report

  5. official(Adjective)

    Approved by authority; authorized.

  6. official(Adjective)

    sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; officinal

    an official drug or preparation

  7. official(Adjective)

    Discharging an office or function.

  8. official(Adjective)

    Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.

  9. official(Adjective)

    Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.

  10. Origin: From official, from officium.

Freebase

  1. Official

    An official is someone who holds an office in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority. A government official or functionary is an official who is involved in public administration or government, through either election, appointment, selection, or employment. A bureaucrat is a member of the bureaucracy. An elected official is a person who is an official by virtue of an election. Officials may also be appointed ex officio. Some official positions may be inherited. A person who currently holds an office is referred to as an incumbent. The word official as a noun has been recorded since the Middle English period, first seen in 1314. It comes from the Old French official, from the Latin officialis, the noun use of the original adjective officialis from officium. The meaning "person in charge of some public work or duty" was first recorded in 1555. The adjective is first attested in English in 1533, via the Old French oficial.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. official

    All orders, reports, applications, memorials, etc., which pass through the regular channels of communication, are called official.

Editors Contribution

  1. official

    A person with legal power or authority.

    The government official was so respectful and understood the importance of the people's perception and truth.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OFFICIAL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1303

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OFFICIAL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3525

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OFFICIAL' in Nouns Frequency: #573

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OFFICIAL' in Adjectives Frequency: #160

How to pronounce OFFICIAL?

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How to say OFFICIAL in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OFFICIAL in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OFFICIAL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of OFFICIAL in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the President's betrayal of The President oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections, therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.

  2. Dick Harpootlian:

    There's always another shoe to drop with Hillary, do we nominate her not knowing what's in those e-mails? If the e-mails were just her and her family and friends canoodling about fashion and what they're going to do next week, that's one thing. But the fact that she's already turned e-mails to the Benghazi committee because she was doing official business on it means she's going to die by 1,000 cuts on this one.

  3. Buckingham Palace:

    The Duke of Sussex currently has his own private office, which has been supporting the Duchess since the engagement of Their Royal Highnesses in November 2017, this long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess's work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage.

  4. Attorney General Sessions:

    They have demonstrated an open hostility to enforcing laws designed to protect law enforcement — Federal, state, and local — and reduce crime, and instead have adopted an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents… No amount of federal taxpayer dollars will help a city that refuses to help its own residents.

  5. Nikki Haley:

    Impeachment is, like, the death penalty for a public official, when you look at the transcript, there's nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the President.

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