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English adjective: official

1. official having official authority or sanction


SamplesOfficial permission.
An official representative.


Similarauthorised, authoritative, authorized, ex officio, formal, formalised, formalized, semiofficial


See alsoauthorised, authorized


Antonymsunofficial

2. official of or relating to an office


SamplesOfficial privileges.

3. official verified officially


SamplesThe election returns are now official.


Similarconfirmed


Antonymsunconfirmed

4. official conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline


SamplesIn prescribed order.


Synonymsprescribed


Similarregular


Antonymsirregular

5. official (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution


Similarconstituted, established


Domain categorychurch, church service


Antonymsunestablished


English noun: official

1. official (person) a worker who holds or is invested with an office


Synonymsfunctionary


Broader (hypernym)skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker


Narrower (hyponym)administrative official, agent, apparatchik, appointee, bailiff, beadle, bureaucrat, caretaker, censor, census taker, church officer, city father, civil servant, commissar, Comptroller General, Comptroller of the Currency, diplomat, diplomatist, doorkeeper, elected official, enumerator, equerry, federal agent, fire marshall, fire warden, forest fire fighter, hangover, hearing examiner, hearing officer, holdover, incumbent, Inquisitor, invalidator, judge, jurist, justice, licenser, mace, macebearer, macer, mandarin, notary, notary public, noticer, nullifier, officeholder, officeholder, officer, political commissar, postmaster general, proconsul, prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, provincial, public prosecutor, quaestor, ranger, record-keeper, recorder, recruiter, registrar, regulator, returning officer, sealer, searcher, teller, town clerk, usher, vizier, voider, vote counter, weigher

2. official (person) someone who administers the rules of a game or sport


SamplesThe golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling.


Broader (hypernym)adjudicator


Narrower (hyponym)dispatcher, football official, linesman, ref, referee, scorekeeper, scorer, starter, timekeeper, timer, ump, umpire









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