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Official vs. Officially

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  • Official (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.

    "official duties"

  • 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"

  • Official (adjective)

    Approved by authority; authorized.

  • Official (adjective)

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

    "an official drug or preparation"

  • Official (adjective)

    Discharging an office or function.

  • Official (adjective)

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

  • Official (adjective)

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

  • Official (adjective)

    True, real, beyond doubt.

    "Well, it's official: you lost your mind!"

  • Official (noun)

    An office holder invested with powers and authorities.

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

    "ux|en|Last year, Yulong Snow Mountain park officials reported that 2.6 million visitors came to the mountain. File:Last year, Yulong Snow Mountain park officials reported that 2.6 million visitors came to the mountain.ogg"

  • Official (noun)

    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."

  • Officially (adverb)

    In an official manner

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Official (adjective)

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

  • Official (adjective)

    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.

  • Official (adjective)

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

  • Official (adjective)

    Discharging an office or function.

  • Official (noun)

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

  • Official (noun)

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

  • Officially (adverb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Official (noun)

    a worker who holds or is invested with an office

  • Official (noun)

    someone who administers the rules of a game or sport;

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

  • Official (adjective)

    having official authority or sanction;

    "official permission"

    "an official representative"

  • Official (adjective)

    of or relating to an office;

    "official privileges"

  • Official (adjective)

    verified officially;

    "the election returns are now official"

  • Official (adjective)

    conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline;

    "in prescribed order"

  • Official (adjective)

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

  • Officially (adverb)

    in an official role;

    "officially, he is in charge"

    "officially responsible"

  • Officially (adverb)

    with official authorization;

    "the club will be formally recognized"

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