Definitions of official

  1. someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; " the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
  2. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.
  3. 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.
  4. Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.
  5. Discharging an office or function.
  6. One who holds a public position or performs duties of a public nature.
  7. One who holds an office: a subordinate public officer: the deputy of a bishop, etc.
  8. One holding a public office.
  9. One entrusted with an office; an ecclesiastical judge.
  10. One invested with office; a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
  11. Officially.
  12. having official authority or sanction; " official permission"; " an official representative"
  13. ( of a church) given official status as a national or state institution
  14. One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
  15. An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
  16. Pertaining to an office or public duty; as, official business; derived from the proper authority; authorized; as, an official statement.
  17. Pertaining to an office: depending on the proper office or authority: done by authority.
  18. Pertaining to an office; done by authority.
  19. Pertaining to an office.
  20. Pertaining to office; from the proper authority.
  21. Pert. to or derived from the proper office or authority; done by virtue of authority.