Definition Official

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an official: an officer, an agent, a representative; a public servant
The Indian government was represented by two state officials at the meeting.
My mother works for City Hall as a state official.

official: authorized, approved, formal, sanctioned, legal
It's official! England have won the world cup!


  • "What should be the official cheese of Europe?"
  • "She's having some difficulty with US customs. Apparently her strong British accent caused customs officials to believe that she was a terrorist."
  • "My name is Gerald Lansing, and I am a top-ranking official at the FBI."
  • "If not, just have fun reading the official hiring policy document when it arrives."
  • "Another airport official confirmed that Delavigne was inebriated, adding "He told his entourage to get on the ship and bring the wine, saying that it was time to 'take this party to the motherf***in skies"."
  • "Official FBI biz!"
  • "The official policy will be sent shortly as a PDF file, but I'd like to draw your attention to some specific details beforehand."
  • "Philip : The official launch isn't for three months but."
  • "an official purchase order will be sent later today."
  • "As this is an official FBI matter, please observe strict protocol for discretion and confidentiality."

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