Associations to the word «Official»


OFFICIAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.
OFFICIAL, adjective. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority
OFFICIAL, adjective. Approved by authority; authorized.
OFFICIAL, adjective. Sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; officinal
OFFICIAL, adjective. Discharging an office or function.
OFFICIAL, adjective. Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
OFFICIAL, adjective. Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
OFFICIAL, noun. An office holder invested with powers and authorities.
OFFICIAL, noun. A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.
OFFICIAL AT-BAT, noun. (baseball) A completed batting opportunity that did not result in a base on balls, hit-by-pitch, sacrifice fly, sacrifice bunt, or interference or obstruction. (MLB Rules, 10.02(a)(1))
OFFICIAL AT-BATS, noun. Plural of official at-bat
OFFICIAL COVER, noun. (espionage) a cover which is a position at a governmental agency (ex. posing as a member of the diplomatic service)
OFFICIAL IRA, proper noun. One of the two groups formed following a split in the IRA in 1969, advocating a united socialist Ireland but opposed to the use of violence or terrorism.
OFFICIAL SCORER, noun. Synonym of scorekeeper.

Dictionary definition

OFFICIAL, noun. A worker who holds or is invested with an office.
OFFICIAL, noun. Someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling".
OFFICIAL, adjective. Having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative".
OFFICIAL, adjective. Of or relating to an office; "official privileges".
OFFICIAL, adjective. Verified officially; "the election returns are now official".
OFFICIAL, adjective. Conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order".
OFFICIAL, adjective. (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution.

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