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Meaning & Definition of Official in English

English

Official

/əfɪʃəl/

noun

1. A worker who holds or is invested with an office

    synonym:
  • official
  • ,
  • functionary

2. Someone who administers the rules of a game or sport

  • "The golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
    synonym:
  • official

adjective

1. Having official authority or sanction

  • "Official permission"
  • "An official representative"
    synonym:
  • official

2. Of or relating to an office

  • "Official privileges"
    synonym:
  • official

3. Verified officially

  • "The election returns are now official"
    synonym:
  • official

4. Conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline

  • "In prescribed order"
    synonym:
  • official
  • ,
  • prescribed

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

    synonym:
  • official

Examples of using

German has over 100 million speakers and it is the official language in Germany and Austria.
In our company the official language of business is Japanese.
I didn't like to write official letters.