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Official meaning

official - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.
  2. 2. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as, an official statement or report.
  3. 3. Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.
  4. 4. Discharging an office or function.
  5. 5. One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
  6. 6. An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
  7. 7. Pertaining to an office; done by authority.

official - examples of usage

  1. Please give me an official account of Col. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. His official clothes lay waiting for him on a chair in the kitchen. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. T- S started as if some one had struck him; and the official started too. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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