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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 of·fi·cial /əˈfɪʃəl ||o-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 of·fi·cial /əˈfɪʃəl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Of·fi·cial a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Of·fi·cial, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"