pertaining to or derived from an office, as a title.
having a title or rank derived from an office, as a dignitary.

Origin of officiary

1605–15; < Latin offici(um) office + -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -aries

a body of officials


of, relating to, or derived from office
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