a.1.Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.
2.Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as, an official statement or report.
3.(Pharm.) Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopœia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.
4.Discharging an office or function.
The stomach and other parts official unto nutrition.
- Sir T. Browne.
n.1.One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
2.An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
Noun1.Officialofficial - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
Synonyms: functionary
2.official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
Adj.1.official - having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"
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"
4.official - conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order"
Synonyms: prescribed
5.official - (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

OFFICIAL, civil and canon laws. In the ancient civil law, the person who was the minister of, or attendant upon a magistrate, was called the official.
     2. In the canon law, the person to whom the bishop generally commits the charge of his spiritual jurisdiction, bears this name. Wood's Inst. 30, 505; Merl. Repert. h.t.

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Office of Management and Budget
Office of Naval Intelligence
Office seeker
office staff
Office wire
Office Workstations Limited
Officer of the day
Officer of the deck
officer's mess
Officers may not examine the judicial acts of the court
Officia judicialia non concedantur antequam vacent
Officia magistratus non debent esse venalia
-- Official --
official document
official emissary
official immunity
Official Production System
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