- officer of arms,
- officer of the day,
- officer of the deck,
- officer of the guard,
- officer of the watch,
- official family,
- official formula,
- official receiver,
- official referee,
- official solicitor
Origin of official
Examples from the Web for official
Whatever the FBI says, the truthers will create alternative hypotheses that try to challenge the ‘official story.’
There is a long history of official anti-clericalism in Mexico, but the atmosphere in Tierra Caliente goes far beyond that.
Apart from the video, the Saraya Al-Khorasani group has made no official declaration that it is linked to Taghavi.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She vowed to repay the money—no official word, however, on whether she ever did that.
Boehner was unanimously selected by the conference as its official nominee for speaker in the coming Congress.
No officer of the Italian government was to enter the Lateran or Vatican palaces upon any official mission.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
"In Caesar's name," repeated the official, who had been selected for the duty of reading the Imperial message.Serapis, Complete|Georg Ebers
The official evidently was telling Argo something of importance.Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings
This king despatched a return embassy to Fu-nan and his ambassadors met there an official sent by the Emperor of China.
The Official Board decided in favor of the School, and an alienation of feeling was the result.Thirty Years in the Itinerancy|Wesson Gage Miller
early 14c., from Old French oficial "law officer; bishop's representative" (12c.) and directly from Late Latin officialis "attendant to a magistrate, public official," noun use of officialis (adj.) "of or belonging to duty, service, or office" (see official (adj.)). Meaning "person in charge of some public work or duty" first recorded 1550s.
late 14c., "performing a service; required by duty," from Old French oficial "official; main, principal" (14c., Modern French officiel) or directly from Late Latin officialis "of or belonging to duty, service, or office," from Latin officium (see office). Meaning "pertaining to an office or official position" is from c.1600.