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OFFICIAL

1. [n] someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"

2. [n] a worker who holds or is invested with an office

3. [a] having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"

4. [s] verified officially; "the election returns are now official"

5. [s] (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

6. [s] conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order"

7. [a] of or relating to an office; "official privileges"

similar words

1. [s] authoritative

2. [s] authorized

3. [s] authorised

4. [s] ex_officio

5. [s] formal

6. [s] formalized

7. [s] formalised

8. [s] semiofficial

9. [a] confirmed

10. [a] established

11. [a] constituted

12. [a] regular

opposite words

1. [a] unofficial

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