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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.

officially

(əˈfɪʃəlɪ)
adv
1. in a formal or authoritative manner: the Queen officially opened the dome.
2. in a way that is formally acknowledged but is not necessarily the case: officially on the dole but actually holding a job.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.officially - in an official role; "officially, he is in charge"; "officially responsible"
unofficially - not in an official capacity; "unofficially, he serves as the treasurer"
2.officially - with official authorization; "the club will be formally recognized"
Translations
بِصِفَةٍ رَسْمِيَّهرَسْمِيّاًمن ناحِيَةٍ رَسْمِيَّه
hivatalból
formlega, opinberlegaí nafni embættisopinberlega
oficiálne
uradno
resmenresmî olarak

officially

[əˈfɪʃəlɪ] ADVoficialmente

officially

[əˈfɪʃəli] advofficiellementofficial receiver nadministrateur m judiciaire, syndic m de failliteOfficial Secrets Act n (British) loi relative aux secrets d'État

officially

advoffiziell; officially approvedoffiziell anerkannt

officially

[əˈfɪʃəlɪ] advufficialmente

officially

(əˈfiʃəli) adverb
1. (negative unofficially) as an official. He attended the ceremony officially.
2. formally. The new library was officially opened yesterday.
3. according to what is announced publicly (though not necessarily true in fact). Officially he is on holiday – actually he is working on a new book.
officiate (əˈfiʃieit) verb
to do the duty or service of an office or official position. The new clergyman officiated at the wedding.
officious (əˈfiʃəs) adjective
offering help etc in order to interfere. His mother-in-law is so officious that he does not let her visit his house.
ofˈficiously adverb
ofˈficiousness noun
ˈoffice-bearer noun
a person who holds a position of authority in a society etc.
through the (kind) offices of
with the help of. I got the job through the kind offices of a friend.
References in classic literature ?
Officially, at large gatherings, everyone said that Countess Bezukhova had died of a terrible attack of angina pectoris, but in intimate circles details were mentioned of how the private physician of the Queen of Spain had prescribed small doses of a certain drug to produce a certain effect; but Helene, tortured by the fact that the old count suspected her and that her husband to whom she had written (that wretched, profligate Pierre) had not replied, had suddenly taken a very large dose of the drug, and had died in agony before assistance could be rendered her.
Alexey Alexandrovitch's departure made a great sensation, the more so as just before he started he officially returned the posting-fares allowed him for twelve horses, to drive to his destination.
The Court was now to hear what had been seen and done by the persons officially appointed to verify such cases of suspected crime as the case which had occurred at Gleninch.
I remember once seeing the commander - officially the master, by courtesy the captain - of a fine iron ship of the old wool fleet shaking his head at a very pretty brigantine.
This gentleman was a person of considerable worldly wisdom and experience; he had been officially associated with cases of striking and notorious crime, in which Government had lent its assistance to discover and punish the criminals.
I couldn't venture to tell him that the miller-gun was a little invention of my own, and that I had officially ordered that every shopkeeper in the kingdom keep them on hand and sell them at government price -- which was the merest trifle, and the shopkeeper got that, not the government.
I was provided with a receipt and duly and officially accepted as an excursionist.
To attach the preparatory to the senior school these three classes were known officially, on speech days and in reports, as upper, middle, and lower second.
I meant "Alicia" when I said "hear, hear"--and when I officially produced my subscription list, it was all aglow with the roseate hues of the marriage-license.
The proper medical officer will report officially on the case, and the law will place her under the necessary restraint.
He had heard my story with that half kind of belief that is given to a tale of spirits and supernatural events; but when he was called upon to act officially in consequence, the whole tide of his incredulity returned.
And as he enters, the Doctor goes on, to Holmes--"You see, I do not know anything of the case officially, and if I take any notice of it at all, I must publicly expel the boy.