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official family

the executives or officials chiefly responsible for the operation of an organization or government.
Origin of official family
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The personnel of its official family is not devoid of interest at present.

    James Cutbush Edgar F. Smith
  • His official family struck a blow at the political use of offices.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • The president with his official family sojourns there; and society follows him.

  • The days spent as members of their official family are days of happy memory.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • I want him in my official family--I need his judgment and advice--need it badly!

    Keineth Jane D. Abbott
  • First there was a state dinner to the ministers and the official family, and then a levee.

  • He gave him consistent and cordial support and the least trouble and anxiety of any of his official family.

    Abraham Lincoln William Eleroy Curtis
  • The closer you can get your yardmasters to your official family the better your administration.

  • On every road there are a few men in the official family who have a faculty of expression, either inborn or acquired.

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