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incumbent, officeholder - the official who holds an office


(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.
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Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Ganguly is one name that every office-bearer wants in the panel.
Among the 15 reports of violence and/or intimidation, eight office-bearers said their workers were attacked, six party representatives reported acts of intimidation, and one political party office-bearer said the party workers were stopped from campaigning.
PESHAWAR -- Qaumi Watan Party has decided to field its candidates in all constituencies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in next general elections and asked its district level office-bearers to step up efforts for mobilisation of masses to ensure success of the party nominees in respective areas.
KARACHI -- Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has directed the Party Parliamentarian and office-bearers at every level to work hard for registration of women voters within the stipulated time.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples' Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has directed the Party Parliamentarians and office-bearers here Wednesday at every level to work hard for registra-tion of women voters within the stipulated time.
In its seventh status report to the apex court, the two-member CoA, comprising of Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji, cited that the term of office of the present office-bearers expired on March 1, 2018, according to the BCCI's existing Constitution.
The leaders of different organizations including the former Speaker of the National Assembly and MNA Dr Fehmida Mirza, PPP's Information Secretary Senator Aajiz Damrah, Naib Amir Jamat-e-Islami Pakistan Asadullah Bhutto, former Chief Minister of Sindh and central leader of PTI Liaquat Jatoi, former Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulifiqar Ali Mirza, MPA Barrister Hasnain Mirza and others have felicitated the newly elected office-bearers of the Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ).
The office-bearers included Malak Amjad who also remained President People's Student Organization.
Karachi -- The Sports Journalists Association of Lahore (SJAL) general council meeting was held yesterday in which all the office-bearers of the body were elected unopposed for the next one-year term.
The Islamabad High Court directed the office-bearers of the bar association on Tuesday to meet the Faizabad protesters and inform them about the court's orders to end their blockade.
Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday summoned the office-bearers of the Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) to make efforts to end the Faizabad sit-in.
The office-bearers of Contractor Association Peshawar district have accused anomalies in the offering of contract of parking lot at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) and causing massive loss to facility.