- Officious Of*fi"cious, a. [L. officiosus: cf. F. officieux.
1. Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty. [R.]
If there were any lie in the case, it could be no more than an officious and venial one. --Note on Gen. xxvii. (Douay version). [1913 Webster]
Yet not to earth are those bright luminaries Officious. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
You are too officious In her behalf that scorns your services. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.