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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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