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Definition of official:

  1. An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
  2. Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.
  3. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as, an official statement or report.
  4. Discharging an office or function.
  5. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.
  6. One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.

Synonyms:

formalized, administrator, appointed, precise, proper, confirmed, director, recognized, prescribed, formal, positive, true, fit, conventional, established, decreed, regular, functionary, formalised, ordained, informal, authorised, authoritative, fitting, conclusive, accepted, authorized, suitable, constituted, sanctioned, over, administrant, standard, unceremonious, customary, ex officio, semiofficial, authority, exec, befitting.

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