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official

1) adj. an act, document or anything sanctioned or authorized by a public official or public agency. The term can also apply to an organizational act or product which is authorized by the organization, such as an Official Boy Scout knife or emblem, an official warranty, membership card, or set of rules. 2) n. a public officer or governmental employee who is empowered to exercise judgment. 3) n. an officer of a corporation or business. (See: officer)

official

adjective accredited, approved, assured, attested, authenticated, authoritative, ceremonious, certain, certified, conclusive, correct, decided, definite, dependable, endorsed, established, formal, guaranteed, indisputable, legitimate, licensed, magisterial, officiary, proper, proven, publicus, reliable, sanctioned, to be depended on, to be trusted, trustworthy, undeniable, unequivocal, valid, verified, worthy of confidence
Associated concepts: official act, official bond, official busiiess, official misconduct, official notice, official proceeding, official record

official

noun administrative head, administrator, executive, executive officer, functionary, head of government, leader, leader of affairs, office bearer, officer, overseer, person in authority, person reeponsible, public office holder, superintendent, supervisor
Associated concepts: public official
See also: actual, certain, choate lien, civic, clerk, ex officio, factual, fixed, formal, functionary, genuine, incumbent, indubious, legitimate, magistrate, notary public, officer, politician, rightful, valid

OFFICIAL, civil and canon laws. In the ancient civil law, the person who was the minister of, or attendant upon a magistrate, was called the official.
     2. In the canon law, the person to whom the bishop generally commits the charge of his spiritual jurisdiction, bears this name. Wood's Inst. 30, 505; Merl. Repert. h.t.

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The order of the Election Commission of Pakistan has warned that legal action shall be taken against the persons who will misuse the official position, in accordance with law under section 103A of the Representation of the PeopleS Act, 1976, relating to contempt proceedings.
The Syrian government's official position is that Makdissi is on "sanctioned leave" in the UK.
The United States has not taken an official position.
Israeli television reports were quoted by AL AKHBAR as saying that Lebanon's "false claims" could be adopted by the Lebanese government as official positions.
Last year, Google had clarified: " Products that have been localised to the local domains of a region depict that country's official position on the region.
According to Utrinski vesnik's correspondent, the Macedonian minister elevated this to the level of an official position at the debate of the foreign policy committee of the European Parliament.
Meanwhile, the newspaper Il Giornale reported that a commission of theologians meeting in mid-May decided the information contained in the official position, or position paper, was not complete enough.
Manama: A prominent Bahraini MP is building up pressure on the government to seek Tehran's official position on the latest claims by an Iranian parliamentarian that Bahrain was part of Iran.
More than 2,100 Green Party members will gather in Dublin on January 19 to decide an official position on the Treaty.
Through a spokesman, Nunez responded that "this is another issue of individual choice where the overwhelming majority of Catholics have a different perspective than the official position of the church.
There is no official position," said managing director Jean-Claude Blanc in remarks reported by www.
Although ONS has taken no official position on the DNP, it recognizes that nurses have differing opinions about the degree and its impact on the nursing profession, especially with respect to advanced practice nursing roles.