What is official?

  • (adj): (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Official

An official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate, regardless whether it carries an actual working space with it) in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority (either his own or that of his superior and/or employer, public or legally private).

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Penny Black VR Official
... The VR official was one of three postage stamps introduced by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in May 1840 for the pre-payment of postage ... as were the Mulready envelopes and letter sheets, the VR official was for use on official mail ... In appearance the VR Official was the same as the issued Penny Black except that the stars in the top corners were removed and replaced by the letters V and R, hence its common name ...
Northwestern State University - History - Vic The Demon
... The official winners were Aileen Ritter and Truett Scarborough ... On September 22, 1984, the Demon received his official given name by means of another contest sponsored by the Athletic Department ... Ray Carney, an alumnus of the university, was the official winner with "Vic," which is short for "Victory" ...
James Forrestal - Death - Assassination Allegations
... for doubt is the fact that the Navy kept the full transcript of its official hearing and final report secret ... the Palestine controversy, his (the associate's) official limousine was followed to and from his office by a blue sedan containing two men ... of the limousine's occupant entering or leaving an Arab embassy in order to demonstrate that the official involved was in close contact with Arab ...
Donna, Texas - Media and Journalism - Area Radio Stations
... KKPS Local Tejano Music Que Pasa 99.5 Official Site KNVO-FM Romantica 101.1 Official Site KVLY Mix 107.9 (Adult Contemporary)Official Site KFRQ The Q 94.5 ...
PSV Eindhoven - Sponsorship
... deals with include Philips – Main Sponsor Nike – Official Partner Mercedes-Benz – Official Partner Bavaria – Official Partner Rabobank – Official Partner BDO ...

More definitions of "official":

  • (adj): Verified officially.
    Example: "The election returns are now official"
  • (noun): Someone who administers the rules of a game or sport.
    Example: "The golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
  • (noun): A worker who holds or is invested with an office.
    Synonyms: functionary
  • (adj): Conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline.
    Synonyms: prescribed
  • (adj): Of or relating to an office.
    Example: "Official privileges"
  • (adj): Having official authority or sanction.
    Example: "Official permission"; "an official representative"

Famous quotes containing the word official:

    In a country where offices are created solely for the benefit of the people no one man has any more intrinsic right to official station than another.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    We were that generation called “silent,” but we were silent neither, as some thought, because we shared the period’s official optimism nor, as others thought, because we feared its official repression. We were silent because the exhilaration of social action seemed to many of us just one more way of escaping the personal, of masking for a while that dread of the meaningless which was man’s fate.
    Joan Didion (b. 1935)

    I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
    Vera Brittain (1893–1970)