the executives or officials chiefly responsible for the operation of an organization or government.
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Made-Up Words: Twitter’s Favorite Family MalapropismsJust about every family has a word that makes sense only to them. There's even an official term for this phenomenon: malapropism, a noun that means "an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound." So, we asked Dictionary.com fans to share some of their favorite family malapropisms and explain their backstories.
ministry, administration, authority, committee, government, bureaucracy, assembly, bureau, council, gathering, gang, ring, conference, confab, synod, board, convention, body, parliament, conclave
- officer of the day,
- officer of the deck,
- officer of the guard,
- officer of the watch,
- official formula,
- official receiver,
- official referee,
- official solicitor,
- official strike
Origin of official family
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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