Official

Definition of Official

Of`fi´cial
a.1.Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.
That, in the official marks invested, you
Anon do meet the senate.
- Shak.
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.(Pharm.) Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopœia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.
4.Discharging an office or function.
The stomach and other parts official unto nutrition.
- Sir T. Browne.
n.1.One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
2.An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.

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