logo What is the definition of

Definition of offical

"offical" is probably misspelled. Trying official instead Definition of official

1. official [ n ] a worker who holds or is invested with an office

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Fulton legislators `` work with city officials to pass enabling_legislation that will permit the establishment of a fair and equitable '' pension plan for city employes .

Georgia Republicans are getting strong encouragement to enter a candidate in the 1962 governor_'s_race , a top official said Wednesday .


State_Department officials refusing to show their passes at the boundary , and driving two blocks into East_Berlin under military escort , will not avail .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

Although the elections were for local officials , it was not necessary to conduct the elections so as to prevent parties from publicly identifying their candidates .

The bulk of the preparation had , of_course , proceeded under the supervision of the Ministry_of_the_Interior , whose officials are barred from party activity and probably generally disinterested in party politics .

Synonyms official functionary Related Terms skilled_worker officeholder hearing_examiner judge diplomat prosecutor Comptroller_General appointee postmaster_general town_clerk bureaucrat beadle regulator fire_marshall equerry fire_warden inquisitor city_father church_officer licenser incumbent holdover sealer macebearer commissar civil_servant caretaker mandarin notary Comptroller_of_the_Currency agent censor teller proconsul usher vizier registrar invalidator elected_official noticer quaestor recruiter census_taker searcher returning_officer weigher bailiff provincial officiate

2. official [ a ] having official authority or sanction
Examples: "official permission" "an official representative"

Used in print:

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

He took a midnight train out of Cleveland Saturday , without an official word to anybody , and has stayed away from newsmen on his train trip across_the_nation to Reno , Nev. , where his wife , former Olympic Diving Champion Zoe_Ann_Olsen , awaited .


The official statistics show that 60 per_cent are employed workers or independent professional people .

The official military establishment can only threaten to use its nuclear arms ; it cannot bring them into actual play .

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Aside from this , the average portion contains some protein , an appreciable amount of vitamins and C - about one-tenth of the minimum daily requirement , and about a third of the official vitamin_E requirement .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

Elections have figured prominently in nearly every government program and official address since independence .

Synonyms official Related Terms unofficial formal formalised formalized authoritative semiofficial authorised ex_officio authorized

3. official [ n ] someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
Examples: "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

Shaw and Skorich headed a group of players , coaches and team officials who received an engrossed copy of an official city citation and a pair of silver cufflinks shaped like a football .

`` I can remove the ball , can't I '' ? asked Palmer of an official .

`` No '' , said the official .

Synonyms official Related Terms adjudicator referee timekeeper umpire scorekeeper starter linesman football_official

4. official [ a ] verified officially
Examples: "the election returns are now official"

Used in print:

(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)

Although there was no doubt in my mind and we 've been handling it as one I 'm glad to have it made official '' .

Synonyms official Related Terms confirmed

5. official [ a ] of or relating to an office
Examples: "official privileges"

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

Shaw and Skorich headed a group of players , coaches and team officials who received an engrossed copy of an official city citation and a pair of silver cufflinks shaped like a football .

Synonyms official Related Terms agency

6. official [ a ] conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
Examples: "in prescribed order"

Synonyms prescribed official Related Terms regular

7. official [ a ] (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

Synonyms official Related Terms church_service established

Similar Spelling

Definition of office-bearer
Definition of officeholder
Definition of officer
Definition of officer's_mess
Definition of official
Definition of official_document
Definition of official_emissary
Definition of official_immunity
Definition of officialdom