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(ôf′thə-rĕk′ərd, ŏf′-)
Not for publication or attribution: off-the-record comments by the senator.
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1. not for publication; not to be quoted.
2. confidential: off-the-record information.
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[ˌɒfðəˈrekəd] ADJno oficial, extraoficial
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1. adjufficioso/a
2. advin via ufficiosa
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