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  Definition of official
  1. someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
  2. a worker who holds or is invested with an office
  3. having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"
  4. verified officially; "the election returns are now official"
  5. (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution
  6. conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order"
  7. of or relating to an office; "official privileges"
Similar Words: functionary, prescribed

 

See Also: authorized, authorised

 

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

 

Pertainyms: agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority

 

Derivational Morphology: officiate, function

 

 
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