What does Official mean?

Definitions for Official
əˈfɪʃ əlOffi·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. official, functionarynoun

    a worker who holds or is invested with an office

  2. officialadjective

    someone who administers the rules of a game or sport

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

  3. officialadjective

    having official authority or sanction

    "official permission"; "an official representative"

  4. officialadjective

    of or relating to an office

    "official privileges"

  5. officialadjective

    verified officially

    "the election returns are now official"

  6. official, prescribedadjective

    conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline

    "in prescribed order"

  7. officialadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. officialnoun

    An office holder invested with powers and authorities.

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

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  2. officialnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  3. officialadjective

    Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.

    official duties

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  4. officialadjective

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

    an official statement or report

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  5. officialadjective

    Approved by authority; authorized.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  6. officialadjective

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

    an official drug or preparation

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  7. officialadjective

    Discharging an office or function.

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  8. officialadjective

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

    Etymology: From official, from officium.

  9. officialadjective

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

    Etymology: 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 document with power or authority defined in a form of agreement or legislation.

    The treaty is official and registered in legislation.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 23, 2020  
  2. official

    A person with power or authority defined in legislation.

    The government official is so respectful and understands the importance of the peoples perception and truth.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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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

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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. Jess Sinclair:

    We recognize that Chief Adam intends to drive a hard bargain, as should any official representing his constituents. However, the Government of Alberta must carefully consider the interests of Alberta taxpayers.

  2. Hatice Cengiz:

    Until now, no official document could be made available to prove that he did exit from there on his own, it has not been proven until now through official documents that he exited of his own accord.

  3. Lou Crandall:

    The Philadelphia Fed's search process might have made perfect sense in a corporate environment, but is obviously problematic for an official institution.

  4. Dwaine Caraway:

    It is time for them to stand up, and it's time for us to listen and it's time for Trump and every elected official in Washington and USA on every level to stand up and speak out against this type of violence.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

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

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