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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Official  \Of*fi"cial\,  a.  [L.  officialis:  cf  F.  officiel.  See 
  {Office},  and  cf  {Official},  n.] 
  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 
  pharmacop[oe]ia;  appointed  to  be  used  in  medicine;  as  an 
  official  drug  or  preparation.  Cf  {Officinal}. 
  4.  Discharging  an  office  or  function.  [Obs.] 
  The  stomach  and  other  parts  official  unto  nutrition. 
  --Sir  T. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Official  \Of*fi"cial\,  n.  [L.  officialis  a  magistrate's  servant 
  or  attendant:  cf.F.  official.  See  {Official},  a.,  and  cf 
  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.  --Blackstone. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  having  official  authority  or  sanction;  "official 
  permission";  "an  official  representative"  [ant:  {unofficial}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  an  office;  "official  privileges" 
  3:  verified  officially;  "the  election  returns  are  now  official" 
  4:  conforming  to  set  usage,  procedure,  or  discipline;  "in 
  prescribed  order"  [syn:  {prescribed}] 
  5:  (of  a  church)  given  official  status  as  a  national  or  state 
  n  1:  a  worker  who  holds  or  is  invested  with  an  office  [syn:  {functionary}] 
  2:  administers  rules  of  a  game  or  sport 

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