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of·fi·cial

official

 
 
pronunciation:
fI shl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who holds an office in a business or government.
The city officials met to discuss the new highway.
synonyms:
officer
similar words:
authority, executive, minister
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: approved by an authority; formal and public.
There was an official celebration of the town's 200th birthday.
synonyms:
formal
similar words:
proper, standard
derivation: officially (adv.)
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