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- brevet - An official or authoritative message in writing.
- provost - Etymologically, an official "placed before" or "put in charge" of others, from Latin praepositus, "superintendent."
- bailiwick - Comes from bailie, "custody," and -wick, "function of an official" or "place of jurisdiction."
- probate - The official proving of a will, from Latin probatum, "thing proved."
officer official office worker
An officer is a person who has a position of authority in the armed forces.
Officer is also used in the name of some people's jobs.
An official is a person who holds a position of authority in an organization, especially a government department or a trade union.
You do not use 'officer' or 'official' to refer to someone who works in an office. A person like this is called an office worker.
|Noun||1.||official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office|
apparatchik - a humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization); "Democratic apparatchiks"
appointee - an official who is appointed
bailiff - an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
beadle - a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
caretaker - an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily; "he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected"
censor - a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
church officer - a church official
city father - an important municipal official
civil servant - a public official who is a member of the civil service
commissar, political commissar - an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
Comptroller General - a United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
Comptroller of the Currency - a United States federal official who regulates the national banks
elected official - official who won the office in a free election
equerry - an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
fire marshall - an official who is responsible for the prevention and investigation of fires
fire warden, forest fire fighter, ranger - an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
hearing examiner, hearing officer - an official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers
Inquisitor - an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
invalidator, voider, nullifier - an official who can invalidate or nullify; "my bank check was voided and I wanted to know who the invalidator was"
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
licenser - an official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)
mandarin - any high government official or bureaucrat
notary, notary public - someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
noticer - someone who gives formal notice
officeholder, officer - someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust; "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"
provincial - (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order; "the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"
postmaster general - the official in charge of the national postal service
proconsul - an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power
prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor - a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
quaestor - any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)
recruiter - an official who enlists personnel for military service
regulator - an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
returning officer - the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
sealer - an official who affixes a seal to a document
searcher - a customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
|2.||official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"|
adjudicator - a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes
football official - an official who enforces the rules at a football game
linesman - official (in tennis, soccer, football, etc.) who assists the referee in some way (especially by watching for out of bounds or offside)
ref, referee - (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
|Adj.||1.||official - having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"|
unofficial - not having official authority or sanction; "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity"
|2.||official - of or relating to an office; "official privileges"|
|3.||official - verified officially; "the election returns are now official"|
confirmed - having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation; "confirmed reservations"; "received confirmed reports of casualties"; "a confirmed Catholic"
|4.||official - conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order"|
regular - in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"
|5.||official - (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution|
constituted, established - brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church"
authorized casual, informal, doubtful, dubious, unofficial, unreliable, unauthorized
is that official? → ¿es oficial?, ¿se ha confirmado eso oficialmente?
it's official: working mothers are stressed → está confirmado: las madres que trabajan están estresadas
the phone was answered by an official sounding voice → una voz con un tono oficioso contestó el teléfono
official channels → conductos mpl or vías fpl oficiales
to do sth through (the) official channels → hacer algo por los conductos or vías oficiales
"for official use only" → sólo para uso oficial
government official → funcionario/a m/f del estado
trade union official → representante mf sindical