Related to officiary: creolise


n. pl. of·fi·ci·ar·ies
1. A body of officials or officers.
2. An official or officer.
1. Attached to or resulting from an office held. Used of a title.
2. Having a title resulting from the holding of an office. Used of a dignitary.
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n, pl -aries
a body of officials
of, relating to, or derived from office
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(əˈfɪʃ iˌɛr i)

1. pertaining to or derived from an office, as a title.
2. having a title or rank derived from an office, as a dignitary.
[1605–15; < Latin offici(um) office + -ary]
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Deputy Director of Strategic Communication at the NSA, Iipumbu Sakaria added that refusal to be interviewed by officiary appointed staff of the NSA is a criminal offence which may carry a fine or imprisonment or both." We would therefore like to encourage each and every one to contribute to this national exercise that is meant to access our situation and assist our national developmental planning," Sakaria pleaded.
I was naturally honoured to be chosen, but also intensely curious, since he intended to have an Egyptian "civil marriage," which is the same as the regular service but instead of going to an Islamic officiary to register his marriage, he would register directly with the Egyptian department of Justice.
If the prince was indeed capable of dismissing individual governors by redeeming the pledge, he was hardly in a position to buy out the entire noble officiary. The cash required to recover a particular pledge was frequently raised from another noble who might then be installed in office.(35) To be sure, Bishop Rudolf von Scherenberg of Wurzburg's campaign of freeing pledges was an exceptional success -- "more to wonder at than to believe in".(36) But -- as Bishop Zobel was to discover some seventy years later -- the achievement was precarious.