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1 official ˈfɪʃəl/ adjective
1 official
ˈfɪʃəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of OFFICIAL
always used before a noun : of or relating to the job or work of someone in a position of authority
used to describe something that is said in a public way by someone in a position of authority
used to describe something that is done in a public and often formal way
always used before a noun : proper for or used by someone who has a position of authority
always used before a noun : having authority : having authority to perform a service or duty
: permitted, accepted, or approved by the government or by a person or organization that has authority

— officially

adverb
2 official ˈfɪʃəl/ noun
plural officials
2 official
ˈfɪʃəl/
noun
plural officials
Learner's definition of OFFICIAL
[count]
: a person who has a position of authority in a company, organization, or government : a person who holds an office
: a person (such as a referee or umpire) who makes sure that players are following the rules of a game
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