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  1. pertaining to or derived from an office, as a title.
  2. having a title or rank derived from an office, as a dignitary.
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Origin of officiary

1605–15; < Latin offici(um) office + -ary
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Examples from the Web for officiary

Historical Examples

  • These constituted the officiary and were members of the Foundry Quarterly Conference.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922


  • As a result, the officiary was reorganized, no longer as a camp meeting but as an Assembly Board.

    The Story of Chautauqua

    Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

British Dictionary definitions for officiary


noun plural -aries
  1. a body of officials
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  1. of, relating to, or derived from office
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