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Official vs. Officially

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Officialadjective

Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.

‘official duties’;

Officiallyadverb

In an official manner

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’;

Officiallyadverb

By the proper officer; by virtue of the proper authority; in pursuance of the special powers vested in an officer or office; as, accounts or reports officially verified or rendered; letters officially communicated; persons officially notified.

Officialadjective

Approved by authority; authorized.

Officiallyadverb

in an official role;

‘officially, he is in charge’; ‘officially responsible’;

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Officialadjective

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

‘an official drug or preparation’;

Officiallyadverb

with official authorization;

‘the club will be formally recognized’;

Officialadjective

Discharging an office or function.

Officialadjective

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

Officialadjective

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

Officialadjective

True, real, beyond doubt.

‘Well, it's official: you lost your mind!’;

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Officialnoun

An office holder invested with powers and authorities.

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

Officialnoun

A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.

‘In most soccer games there are three officials: the referee and two linesmen.’;

Officialadjective

Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.

‘That, in the official marks invested, youAnon do meet the senate.’;

Officialadjective

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.

Officialadjective

Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopœia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.

Officialadjective

Discharging an office or function.

‘The stomach and other parts official unto nutrition.’;

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Officialnoun

One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.

Officialnoun

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

Officialnoun

a worker who holds or is invested with an office

Officialnoun

someone who administers the rules of a game or sport;

‘the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling’;

Officialadjective

having official authority or sanction;

‘official permission’; ‘an official representative’;

Officialadjective

of or relating to an office;

‘official privileges’;

Officialadjective

verified officially;

‘the election returns are now official’;

Officialadjective

conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline;

‘in prescribed order’;

Officialadjective

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

Officialadjective

relating to an authority or public body and its activities and responsibilities

‘the prime minister's official engagements’;

Officialadjective

having the approval or authorization of an authority or public body

‘members would know when industrial action is official’; ‘official statistics’;

Officialadjective

employed by an authority or public body in a position of authority

‘an official spokesman’;

Officialnoun

a person holding public office or having official duties, especially as a representative of an organization or government department

‘a union official’;

Officialnoun

the presiding officer or judge of an archbishop's, bishop's, or archdeacon's court.

Official

An official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate, regardless whether it carries an actual working space with it) in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority, (either their own or that of their superior and/or employer, public or legally private). An elected official is a person who is an official by virtue of an election.

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