Official

  • 1 official — of·fi·cial 1 n: one who holds or is invested with an office esp. in government a municipal official official 2 adj 1: of, relating to, or holding an office, position, or trust official duties 2: fully authorized an official policy of t …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 official — ● official, officiaux nom masculin (de office 1) Juge ecclésiastique, dans un diocèse. ⇒OFFICIAL, AUX, subst. masc. RELIG. CATH. A. [Avant la Révolution] Juge ecclésiastique délégué par l évêque pour exercer en son nom la juridiction contentieuse …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Official — Of*fi cial, a. [L. officialis: cf. F. officiel. See {Office}, and cf. {Official}, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine. [1913 Webster] That, in the official marks invested, you Anon do meet the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 official — official, officious The main meanings of official are ‘in the nature of an office’ (Their official duties) and ‘authorized or confirmed by someone in authority’ (The official attendance was over 10,000). By contrast, officious is a judgemental… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 official — Official. s. m. Juge de Cour d Eglise. L Official de Paris, l official de Rheims &c. on la cité pardevant l official …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 official — [ə fish′əl, ōfish′əl] adj. [OFr < LL officialis] 1. of or holding an office, or position of authority 2. by, from, or with the proper authority; authorized or authoritative [an official request] 3. in a formal or ceremonious manner, often… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Official — Of*fi cial, n. [L. officialis a magistrate s servant or attendant: cf. F. official. See {Official}, a., and cf. {Officer}.] 1. One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant. [1913 Webster] 2. An ecclesiastical judge… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 official — [adj] authorized, legitimate accredited, approved, authentic, authenticated, authoritative, bona fide, canonical, cathedral, ceremonious, certified, cleared, conclusive, correct, customary, decided, decisive, definite, endorsed, established, ex… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 official — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to an authority or public body and its activities and responsibilities. 2) having the approval or authorization of such a body. ► NOUN ▪ a person holding public office or having official duties. DERIVATIVES officialdom… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Official — Official, s. Officialis …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Official — Official, lat. dtsch., der Vicar eines Bischofs in contentiösen u. Ehe Angelegenheiten; O. at. bischöfliches Gericht …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Official — Nom porté dans les Pyrénées Atlantiques. Il peut désigner un officier public (voir Lofficial), mais on pensera plutôt au basque ofiziale (= artisan). De la même façon, le nom composé Officialdeguy correspond au basque Ofizialdegi (= la maison, l… …

    Noms de famille

  • 13 Official — For other uses, see Official (disambiguation). An official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate, regardless whether it carries an actual working space with it) in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 official — An officer; a person invested with the authority of an office. See also officer In Canon law, a person to whom a bishop commits the charge of his spiritual jurisdiction. In Civil law, the minister or apparitor of a magistrate or judge official,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 official — ▪ I. official of‧fi‧cial 1 [əˈfɪʆl] adjective 1. approved of or done by someone in authority, especially the government: • You have to get official permission to build a new house. • Have you signed the necessaryofficial documents? • the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 official — 01. Government [officials] expect the governor to make an announcement this afternoon. 02. The [official] residence of the British Prime Minister is No. 10 Downing Street. 03. The [official] reason given for the hospitalization of the President… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 official — of|fi|cial1 S3 [əˈfıʃəl] n someone who is in a position of authority in an organization ▪ a government official ▪ senior administration officials official 2 official2 W2S3 adj 1.) approved of or done by someone in authority, especially the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 official — [[t]əfɪ̱ʃ(ə)l[/t]] ♦ officials 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Official means approved by the government or by someone in authority. According to the official figures, over one thousand people died during the revolution... An official announcement is expected… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 official — 1 noun (C) someone who has a responsible position in an organization: trade union members and officials | a government official 2 adjective 1 approved of or done by someone in authority, especially the government: You have to get official… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 official */*/*/ — I UK [əˈfɪʃ(ə)l] / US adjective 1) done by people in authority There will be an official investigation into last week s accident. You ll have to get official permission from the headteacher. a) used about things that are decided by a government… …

    English dictionary