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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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And so for me, I will continue to advocate as I always have, even before I was in any official position.
I will be asking the foreign minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa on the measures taken by his ministry to receive Iran's official position on the claims made by Darioush Ghanbari, an MP and member of the national security committee, on Bahrain," MP Adel Al Mouawda, head of the foreign affairs, defence and national security committee, said.
Speaking exclusively to the Daily Post, MET project director Mike Flynn said: ``We have asked Merseytravel for a further extension in the deadline so that we have time to consider what the council's official position on the tram is following their executive board meeting on Friday.
SCOTLAND Yard Commissioner Sir John Stevens (above) admitted there was widespread public confusion over the official position on cannabis.
Although officials from the National Association of Home Builders would like to see the details of the bill before taking an official position on the Clinton proposal, it supports the concept of moving single family mortgages to 100 percent of area median home prices.
On the contrary, there is anecdotal evidence from the private conversations of many bishops, that Pope John Paul II is pleased with the spiritual fruits of Medjugorje and that the only reason why he--personally--has not visited the shrine is because of his official position as head of the Church.
org) is closely watching the events, although it has not taken an official position regarding criminal background checks of all faculty.
Moises Ariana gave for making his motion that the official position of the ANS was against subspecialty certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) and that the president of the ANS be directed to officially transmit that information to the ABOto was that the ANS membership had voted overwhelmingly against subcertification in a poll taken by the president, but the results had not been officially conveyed to the ABOto.
Although the IRS has not taken an official position on this issue for split-dollar arrangements entered into before final regulations are issued, the insured could be taxed on the policy's excess cash-surrender value, which could be substantial.
The AMA has taken no official position regarding the class action lawsuit Kaiser v.
The AMA has taken no official position on the class action lawsuit Kaiser v.
South Korean officials said the report represented a change in North Korea's official position on nuclear weapons, which has been to neither confirm nor deny that the country has them.