HyperDic: official

English > 7 senses of the word official:
ADJECTIVEallofficialhaving official authority or sanction
pertofficialof or relating to an office
allofficialverified officially
allofficial, prescribedconforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
allofficial(of a church) given official status as a national or state institution
NOUNperson official, functionarya worker who holds or is invested with an office
person officialsomeone who administers the rules of a game / game or sport
official > pronunciation
Soundsahfih'shahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > official: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving official authority or sanction.
Examples
  • "official permission"
  • "an official representative"
Narrowerauthoritative, authorized, authorisedsanctioned by established authority
ex officioBy virtue of an office or position
formalcharacteristic of or befitting a person in authority
formalized, formalisedGiven formal standing or endorsement
semiofficialHaving some official authority or sanction
See alsoauthorized, authorisedendowed with authority
Oppositeunofficialnot having official authority or sanction
Spanishoficial
Catalanoficial
Nounsoffice(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
Adverbsofficiallywith official authorization
English > official: 7 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to an office.
Example"official privileges"
Spanishoficial
Catalanoficial
Nounsofficean administrative unit of government
English > official: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaningverified officially.
Example"the election returns are now official"
BroaderconfirmedHaving been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation / confirmation
Spanishoficial
Catalanoficial
English > official: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningconforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline.
Synonymprescribed
BroaderregularIn accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
Spanishoficial, prescrito
Catalanoficial, prescrit
Nounsofficea religious ... / religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities
Adverbsofficiallyin an official role
English > official: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of a church) given official status as a national or state institution.
Categorychurch service, churchA service conducted in a house of worship
Broaderestablished, constitutedBrought about or set up or accepted
Spanishoficial
Catalanoficial
English > official: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA worker who holds or is invested with an office.
Synonymfunctionary
NarrowerComptroller GeneralA United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
Comptroller of the CurrencyA United States federal official who regulates the national banks
InquisitorAn official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
agent, federal agentAny agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
apparatchikA humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization)
appointeeAn official who is appointed
bailiffAn officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
beadleA minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
bureaucrat, administrative officialAn official of a bureaucracy
caretakerAn official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
censorA person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
census taker, enumeratorsomeone who collects census data by visiting individual homes / homes
church officerA church official
city fatherAn important municipal official
civil servantA public official who is a member of the civil service
commissar, political commissarAn official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
diplomat, diplomatistAn official engaged in international negotiations
elected officialofficial who won the office in a free election
equerryAn official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
fire marshallAn official who is responsible for the prevention and investigation of fires / fires
fire warden, forest fire fighter, rangerAn official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest / forest
hearing examiner, hearing officerAn official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers
holdover, hangoverAn official who remains in office after his term
incumbent, officeholderThe official who holds an office
invalidator, voider, nullifierAn official who can invalidate or nullify
judge, justice, juristA public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
licenserAn official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)
macebearer, mace, macerAn official who carries a mace of office
mandarinAny high government official or bureaucrat
notary, notary publicsomeone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
noticersomeone who gives formal notice
officeholder, officersomeone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
postmaster generalThe official in charge of the national postal service
proconsulAn official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power
prosecutor, public prosecutor, prosecuting officer, prosecuting attorneyA government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
provincial(Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
quaestorAny of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)
recruiterAn official who enlists personnel for military service
registrar, record-keeper, recordersomeone responsible for keeping records / records
regulatorAn official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
returning officerThe official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
sealerAn official who affixes a seal / seal to a document
searcherA customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
teller, vote counterAn official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
town clerkThe official who keeps a town's records / records
usher, doorkeeperAn official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
vizierA high official in a Muslim government (especially in the Ottoman Empire)
weigherAn official who weighs and records the weight
Broaderskilled worker, trained worker, skilled workmanA worker who has acquired special skills
Spanishfuncionario
Catalanfuncionari
Nounsofficialdompeople elected or appointed to administer a government
English > official: 7 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who administers the rules of a game / game or sport.
Example"the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
Narrowerfootball officialAn official who enforces the rules at a football game
linesmanofficial (in tennis, soccer, football, etc.) who assists the referee in some way (especially by watching for out of bounds or offside)
referee, ref(sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
scorekeeper, scorerAn official who records the score during the progress of a game
starter, dispatcherThe official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
timekeeper, timer(sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
umpire, umpAn official at a baseball game
BroaderadjudicatorA person who studies and settles conflicts / conflicts and disputes

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