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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More definitions of "official":
- (adj): Having official authority or sanction.
Example: "Official permission"; "an official representative"
- (adj): Verified officially.
Example: "The election returns are now official"
- (adj): Of or relating to an office.
Example: "Official privileges"
- (noun): A worker who holds or is invested with an office.
- (noun): Someone who administers the rules of a game or sport.
Example: "The golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
- (adj): Conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline.
Famous quotes containing the word official:
“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 (18931970)
“There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.”
—John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)
“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 (17671845)