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Of or relating to an authority or public body and its duties, actions, and responsibilities,
  1. Of or relating to an authority or public body and its duties, actions, and responsibilities
    • - the governor's official engagements
  2. Having the approval or authorization of such a body
    • - French is the official language of Quebec
  3. Employed by such a body in a position of authority or trust
    • - an official spokesman
  4. Emanating from or attributable to a person in office; properly authorized
    • - official statistics
  5. Perceived as characteristic of officials and bureaucracy; officious
    • - he sat up straight and became official
  1. A person holding public office or having official duties, esp. as a representative of an organization or government department
    • - a union official

  1. having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"
  2. a worker who holds or is invested with an office
  3. of or relating to an office; "official privileges"
  4. someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
  5. conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline; "in prescribed order"
  6. (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution
  7. An official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate, regardless whether it carries an actual working space with it) in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of authority (either his own or that of his superior and/or employer, public or legally private).
  8. In American football, an official is a person who has responsibility in enforcing the rules and maintaining the order of the game.
  9. Rugby league match officials are responsible for fairly enforcing the Laws of the Game during a match of rugby league football and imposing penalties for deliberate breaches of these Laws. ...
  10. A referee has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. Officials in various sports are known by a variety of titles, including referee, umpire, judge, linesman, commissaire, timekeeper or touch judge.
  11. In tennis, an official is a person who ensures that a match or tournament is conducted according to the International Tennis Federation Rules of Tennis and other competition regulations.
  12. An office holder invested with powers and authorities; A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition; Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of ...
  13. (Officials) two mounted umpires do most of the officiating, with a referee at midfield having the final say in any dispute between the umpires
  14. (officials) the crew chief, referee and umpire who control the game, stop and start play, and impose penalties for violations and fouls.
  15. (Officials) The certified, adult volunteers, who operate the many facets of a swim competition.
  16. (Officials) The referee and 2 assistant referees who work together to make sure the game is played according to the laws of game; responsible for stopping and restarting play, keeping track of the score and the time remaining and citing violations of the laws, called fouls; they wear uniforms ...
  17. (Officials) The certified individuals, trained in recognizing technical legalities in strokes, starts, and turns, who control the operation of a swim meet. Some different types of officials include the meet referee, starter, and turn judge.
  18. (officials) one referee and two linesmen on the ice calling infractions and handing out penalties; up to five off-ice officials including two goal judges, the game timekeeper, the penalty timekeeper and the official scorer.
  19. (Officials) 1st Referee: on the stand (R1); 2nd Referee: on the floor near the score table (R2); scorekeeper; Libero tracker; line judges
  20. (Officials) A collection of post-1993 material from a number of International Organizations, including the World Bank, some UN bodies, and the UK Department for International Development. These are shelved on open access on the library ground floor.
  21. (Officials) Also called referees, they're in charge of controlling the game.
  22. (Officials) There are a number of different officials who are responsible for different portions of a biathlon. These include the: Chief of the Course, Chief of Shooting, Chief of timekeeping and calculations. ...
  23. (Officials) are volunteers who help to ensure that the rules of swimming are adhered to in swimming events and time trials.  Officials will usually wear white.
  24. (The Officials) A synagogue could not be formed unless there were at least ten Jewish men in the community. Some synagogues paid ten unemployed men a small sum to be present at every service to be sure this rule was met. The following officials served in a synagogue.
  25. Race Officials are persons trained and appointed to various positions relating to the organization and conduct of an alpine ski race.