of·fi·cial /əˈfɪʃəl ||o-/
of·fi·cial /əˈfɪʃəl/ 形容詞
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 pharmacopoeia; 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. Browne.
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.
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: someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the
golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"