of·fi·cial 1 n: one who holds or is invested with an office esp. in governmenta municipal officialofficial 2 adj1: of, relating to, or holding an office, position, or trustofficial duties2: fully authorizedan official policy of the bankof·fi·cial·ly adv
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accredited, approved, assured, attested, authenticated, authoritative, ceremonious, certain, certified, conclusive, correct, decided, definite, dependable, endorsed, established, formal, guaranteed, indisputable, insured, legitimate, licensed, magisterial, officiary, proper, proven, publicus, reliable, sanctioned, to be depended on, to be trusted, trustworthy, undeniable, unequivocal, unimpeachable, valid, verified, worthy of confidence
associated concepts: official act, official bond, official business, official misconduct, official notice, official proceeding, official record
administrative head, administrator, bureaucrat, executive, executive officer, functionary, head of government, leader, leader of affairs, office bearer, officeholder, officer, overseer, person in authority, person responsible, praefectus, public office holder, superintendent, supervisor
associated concepts: public official
actual, certain (fixed), choate lien, civic, clerk, ex officio, factual, formal, functionary, genuine, incumbent, indubious, legitimate (rightful), magistrate, notary public, officer, politician, valid
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A person who holds an office.adj.With the authority of a public body; done by an officer.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
1) An act, document, product, or anything else sanctioned or authorized by a public officer or public agency. Examples might include an Official Boy Scout knife or emblem, or an official warranty, membership card, or set of rules.2) A public officer or government employee who is empowered to exercise judgment.3) An officer of a corporation or business.Category: Business, LLCs & CorporationsCategory: Patent, Copyright & TrademarkCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
1) adj. referring to 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 also: officer
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.