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Etymology

From Old French official (modern: officiel), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] officium "duty, service".

Pronunciation

Adjective

official (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
official

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  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. Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. See officinal.
  4. Discharging an office or function.
  5. Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
  6. Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.

Translations

Noun

Singular
official

Plural
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official ({{{1}}})
  1. An employee of the public authorities who acts in an official capacity and with certain powers and authorities

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