Origin of official
Examples from the Web for quasi-official
Historical Examples of quasi-official
Ignoring his quasi-official duty to the greatest of sentimental contraltos, he pushed into the splendid foyer of the Empire.The Roll-Call
The later portions are mostly made up from the official and quasi-official pamphlets.The Beginners of a Nation
The post is considered an honourable one, involving as it does a quasi-official status.China and the Chinese
Herbert Allen Giles
The quasi-official statement relative to the relief of Mafeking was contradicted.The Siege of Kimberley
In the United States it has earned a quasi-official adoption, but the force of habit among the people has yet to be overcome.
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.