Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to an office.

Part of speech: noun

One holding a public office.

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Usage examples "official":

  1. There was an open place where I took it the main entrance had used to be; what I'd call the official entrance. - "The Happy Family", Bertha Muzzy Bower.
  2. They waited for nearly two hours before they were able to reach the proper official. - "The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen", Kenneth Ward.
  3. Months later he sent me a great parcel of correspondence as to whether this telegram, sent by the P. S. of the C.- in- C., could be regarded as an official telegram, its language, etc. - "An Onlooker in France 1917-1919", William Orpen.