official meaning

EN[əˈfɪʃəl] [-ɪʃəl]
  • An official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate,
  • A government official or functionary is an official who is involved in public administration or government, through either election, appointment, selection, or employment. A bureaucrat or civil servant is a member of the bureaucracy.
  • The word official as a noun has been recorded since the Middle English period, first seen in 1314.
  • The informal term officialese, the jargon of "officialdom", was first recorded in 1884.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      1. en officials
      2. en officially
      3. en officialdom
      4. en officialty
      5. en officiality
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of official for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "official" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      Difficultness: Level 1
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      Definiteness: Level 9
      Definite    ➨     Versatile