official official  /ə ˈfɪ ʃəl/


  1. (n) a worker who holds or is invested with an office
  2. (n) someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
  3. (adj) having official authority or sanction
  4. (adj) of or relating to an office
  5. (adj) verified officially
  6. (adj) conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
  7. (adj) (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution


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  1. The storm began to blow when a parliamentary decree was enacted making Hindi the nation's official language.
  2. Anonymously challenging official truths in China is commonplace.
  3. The official Google blog is a self-serving site dedicated to advancing the viewpoints of a multi-billion dollar company.


  1. Iraq Official Says Baghdad Open to US Military Aid

    Iraqi official: Baghdad would welcome US military help as Pentagon considers sending trainers        
    on June 27, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Official declines to testify in contracting probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service official refused to testify Wednesday before a House committee examining his relationship with the CEO of computer services company that has as much as $500 million in contracts with the tax agency.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Official praises British-US intelligence-sharing

    A senior British official defended the country's intelligence-sharing ties with the United States on Tuesday, as governments in both countries face criticism about snooping on citizens. British Foreign ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the discussions had been aimed at identifying "potential market vulnerabilities in the wake of an unwinding of a major financial institution and to consider appropriate official sector and private sector responses."
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Seattle Times

  2. "I have nothing official from anyone," Toronto GM Bryan Colangelo said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bryan Colangelo Source: AFP

  3. "In requiring CLS - in common with all other student organizations - to choose between welcoming all students and forgoing the benefits of official recognition, we hold, Hastings did not transgress constitutional limitations," Ginsburg said in...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: WSOC Charlotte

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