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Noun: official  u'fi-shul
  1. A worker who holds or is invested with an office
    - functionary
  2. Someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
    "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
Adjective: official  u'fi-shul
  1. Having official authority or sanction
    "official permission"; "an official representative"
  2. Of or relating to an office
    "official privileges"
  3. Verified officially
    "the election returns are now official"
  4. Conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
    "in official order";
    - prescribed
  5. (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

Derived forms: officials

See also: authorised [Brit], authoritative, authorized, confirmed, constituted, established, ex officio, formal, formalised [Brit], formalized, regular, semiofficial

Type of: adjudicator, skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker

Antonym: unofficial

Encyclopedia: Official