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of·fi·cial

 (ə-fĭsh′əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to an office or a post of authority: official duties.
2. Authorized by a proper authority; authoritative: official permission.
3. Holding office or serving in a public capacity: an official representative.
4. Characteristic of or befitting a person of authority; formal: an official banquet.
5. Authorized by or contained in the US Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. Used of drugs.
n.
1. One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency.
2. Sports A referee or umpire.

[From Middle English, ecclesiastical officer, from Old French, from Latin officiālis, an attendant of an office, from officium, duty, service; see office.]

of·fi′cial·dom n.
of·fi′cial·ly adv.

official

(əˈfɪʃəl)
adj
1. of or relating to an office, its administration, or its duration
2. sanctioned by, recognized by, or derived from authority: an official statement.
3. appointed by authority, esp for some special duty
4. having a formal ceremonial character: an official dinner.
n
a person who holds a position in an organization, government department, etc, esp a subordinate position

Official

(əˈfɪʃəl)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to one of the two factions of the IRA and Sinn Féin, created by a split in 1969. The Official movement subsequently renounced terrorism and entered constitutional politics in the Irish Republic as the Workers' Party (now the Democratic Left)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of the Official IRA and Sinn Féin

of•fi•cial

(əˈfɪʃ əl)

n.
1. a person appointed or elected to an office or charged with certain duties.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to an office or position of duty, trust, or authority: official powers.
3. appointed, authorized, or approved by a government or organization.
4. holding office.
5. public and formal; ceremonial.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin officiālis of duty = Latin offici(um) office + -ālis -al1]
of•fi′cial•ly, adv.

official

  • 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

officialoffice worker
1. 'officer'

An officer is a person who has a position of authority in the armed forces.

...a retired army officer.

Officer is also used in the name of some people's jobs.

He was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.
Suddenly the press officer came out and announced the result.
2. 'official'

An official is a person who holds a position of authority in an organization, especially a government department or a trade union.

Government officials have rejected calls for international intervention.
Management and union officials agreed to go to the Labour Relations Commission today.
3. 'office worker'

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.

Office workers have been found to make more mistakes when distracted by traffic noise.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.official - a worker who holds or is invested with an officeofficial - 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
administrative official, bureaucrat - an official of a bureaucracy
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
census taker, enumerator - someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes
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
diplomat, diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiations
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
holdover, hangover - an official who remains in office after his term
incumbent, officeholder - the official who holds an office
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)
macebearer, macer, mace - an official who carries a mace of office
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"
federal agent, agent - any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
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
record-keeper, recorder, registrar - someone responsible for keeping records
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
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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
scorekeeper, scorer - an official who records the score during the progress of a game
dispatcher, starter - the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
timekeeper, timer - (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
ump, umpire - an official at a baseball game
Adj.1.official - having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"
authorised, authorized - endowed with authority
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
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
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"

official

official

adjective
Having or arising from authority:
noun
1. A person or group having the right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
2. A person having administrative or managerial authority in an organization:
Informal: exec.
Translations
رَسْميرَسْمِيٌّمسئولمُوَظَّف حُكومي
oficiální
officiel=-embedsmandembedsmand
oficiala
virallinen
službeni
hivatalihivatalnokhivatalostisztviselő
embættis-embættismaîuropinber
職務上の
직무상의
oficiálny
uradenuradnik
officiell
อย่างเป็นทางการ
chính thức

official

[əˈfɪʃəl]
A. ADJoficial
is that official?¿es oficial?, ¿se ha confirmado eso oficialmente?
it's official: working mothers are stressedestá confirmado: las madres que trabajan están estresadas
the phone was answered by an official sounding voiceuna voz con un tono oficioso contestó el teléfono
official channelsconductos mpl or vías fpl oficiales
to do sth through (the) official channelshacer algo por los conductos or vías oficiales
"for official use only"sólo para uso oficial
B. N (in civil service) → funcionario/a m/f; (elsewhere) → oficial mf
government officialfuncionario/a m/f del estado
trade union officialrepresentante mf sindical
C. CPD official receiver Nsíndico m
Official Secrets Act N (Brit) ley relativa a los secretos de Estado
official strike Nhuelga f oficial

official

[əˈfɪʃəl]
adj
(gen)officiel(le)
the Irish President's official residence → la résidence officielle du président irlandais
to be on an official visit → être en visite officielle
n [organization, government, council] → officiel m

official

adjoffiziell; report, duties, meeting, visit alsoamtlich; (= formal) ceremony, styleförmlich, formell; (= authorized) biographyautorisiert; official languageAmtssprache f; official religionStaatsreligion f; official statementamtliche Verlautbarung; is that official?ist das amtlich?; (= publicly announced)ist das offiziell?; official residence (of mayor, governor) → Amtssitz m; official strikeoffizieller Streik, gewerkschaftlich genehmigter Streik; acting in one’s official capacityin Ausübung seiner Amtsgewalt; official uniformDienstuniform f
n (= railway official, post office official etc)Beamte(r) m, → Beamtin f; (of club, at race-meeting)Funktionär(in) m(f); government officialRegierungsbeamte(r) m/-beamtin f; trade union official (Brit) → Gewerkschaftsfunktionär(in) m(f)

official

:
Official Receiver
nKonkursverwalter(in) m(f)
official seal
nDienstsiegel nt, → Amtssiegel nt
official secret
nDienstgeheimnis nt, → Amtsgeheimnis nt; Official Secrets Act (Brit) → Gesetz ntzur amtlichen Schweigepflicht

official

[əˈfɪʃl]
1. adj (authorized) → ufficiale; (formal) → ufficiale, formale
to make official (position, agreement) → ufficializzare
2. n (civil servant) → funzionario, impiegato/a statale; (of club, organization) → dirigente m/f

official

(əˈfiʃəl) adjective
1. of or concerning a position of authority. official powers; official uniform.
2. done or confirmed by people in authority etc. the official result of the race.
noun
a person who holds a position of authority. a government official.

official

رَسْمِيٌّ oficiální officiel offiziell επίσημος oficial virallinen officiel službeni ufficiale 職務上の 직무상의 officieel offisiell urzędowy oficial официальный officiell อย่างเป็นทางการ yetkili chính thức 官方的

of·fi·cial

a. oficial, autorizado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Larry wore this air of official aloofness even on the street, where there were no car-windows to compromise his dignity.
As a supernumerary official, of some kind or other, aboard a packet-ship, he had visited Europe, and found means, before his return, to see Italy, and part of France and Germany.
I must plead guilty to the charge of abbreviating the official breath of more than one of these venerable servants of the republic.
In the British Greenland Fishery, under the corrupted title of Specksioneer, this old Dutch official is still retained, but his former dignity is sadly abridged.
He had said that in Lithuania when one official had taken his passport from him, and another had arrested him for being without it, and the two had divided a third of his belongings.
That reminds me to remark, in passing, that the very first official thing I did, in my adminis- tration -- and it was on the very first day of it, too -- was to start a patent office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and couldn't travel any way but sideways or backways.
He shed an official glance upon the situation, and then began to give orders.
They appear with their wings, of course, because they are on official service, and because the dying persons wouldn't know they were angels if they hadn't wings - but do you reckon they fly with them?
As it proceeded, all movement and all sound ceased, and the deep silence of an absorbed and waiting suspense settled upon the house; and when at last the words came, "THEY DO NOT EVEN RESEMBLE," a thundercrash of applause followed and the house sprang to its feet, but was quickly repressed by official force and brought to order again.
Walters fell to "showing off," with all sorts of official bustlings and activities, giving orders, de- livering judgments, discharging directions here, there, everywhere that he could find a target.
Briggs calmly took a paper from his pocket, and read out in a sort of official, nasal voice:-
Monsieur Gabelle was the Postmaster, and some other taxing functionary united; he had come out with great obsequiousness to assist at this examination, and had held the examined by the drapery of his arm in an official manner.