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  1. of·fi·cial
    IPA[əˈfiSHəl]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. a person holding public office or having official duties, especially as a representative of an organization or government department:

      a union official
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: official, plural noun: officials

    • adjective

      relating to an authority or public body and its activities and responsibilities:

      having the approval or authorization of an authority or public body:

    • noun

      a person holding public office or having official duties, especially as a representative of an organization or government department:

      the presiding officer or judge of an archbishop's, bishop's, or archdeacon's court.

    • noun

      an official who assists the referee before, during, and after a match.
    • noun

      a piece of confidential information that is important for national security:
    • noun

      (in the UK) a day in June chosen for observing the sovereign's birthday.
    • noun

      an official who assists the referee before, during, and after a match.
    • noun

      New Zealand term for official receiver
    • noun

      another term for receiver
    • adjective

      having some, but not full, official authority or recognition:
    • adjective

      not officially authorized or confirmed:
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