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Dictionary definition for: Official

1. (n) a worker who holds or is invested with an office

2. (a) having official authority or sanction; "official permission" "an official representative"

3. (n) someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"

4. (a) of or relating to an office; "official privileges"

5. (s) verified officially; "the election returns are now official"

6. (s) conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order"

7. (s) (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

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