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Definition of Official

Official

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

Official Quotations

I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
Vera Brittain

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
George McGovern

Official motto of the White House economic team: Those who can, do. Those who can't, fantasize in the classroom, fail in Washington and then return to the Ivy Tower to train the next generation of egghead economic saboteurs. Life is good for left-wing academics. Everyone else pays dearly.
Michelle Malkin

We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.
Alan Dershowitz

We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.
Barbara Jordan
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Official Translations

official in Afrikaans is amptelik, offisieel
official in Danish is embedsmand
official in Dutch is ambtelijk, officieel
official in Finnish is virkailija
official in French is oficiel, fonctionnaire, officiel, officiel
official in German is Amts.., amtlich, Beamter, offiziell, amtlich
official in Italian is ufficiale, ufficiale, funzionario
official in Latin is persona
official in Spanish is oficial, oficial, funcionario
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