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OFFI'CIAL, a.

1. Pertaining to an office or public trust. The secretary is engaged in official duties.

2. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as an official statement or report. We have official intelligence of the battle.

3. Conducive by virtue of appropriate powers.

The stomach and other parts official to nutrition. [Unusual.]

OFFI'CIAL, n. An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, &c., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.




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OFFI'CIAL, a.

1. Pertaining to an office or public trust. The secretary is engaged in official duties.

2. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as an official statement or report. We have official intelligence of the battle.

3. Conducive by virtue of appropriate powers.

The stomach and other parts official to nutrition. [Unusual.]

OFFI'CIAL, n. An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, &c., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.


OF-FI'CIAL, a. [Fr. officiel; from office.]

  1. Pertaining to an office or public trust. The secretary is engaged in official duties.
  2. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as, an official statement or report. We have official intelligence of the battle.
  3. Conducive by virtue of appropriate powers. The stomach and other parts official to nutrition. [Unusual.] Brown.

OF-FI'CIAL, n.

An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, &c., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction. Blackstone.


Of*fi"cial
  1. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.

    That, in the official marks invested, you
    Anon do meet the senate.
    Shak.

  2. One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
  3. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as, an official statement or report.
  4. An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.

    Blackstone.
  5. Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopœia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.
  6. Discharging an office or function.

    [Obs.]

    The stomach and other parts official unto nutrition. Sir T. Browne.

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Official

OFFI'CIAL, adjective

1. Pertaining to an office or public trust. The secretary is engaged in official duties.

2. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as an official statement or report. We have official intelligence of the battle.

3. Conducive by virtue of appropriate powers.

The stomach and other parts official to nutrition. [Unusual.]

OFFI'CIAL, noun An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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another

ANOTH'ER, a. [an, or one and other.]

1. Not the same; different; as, we have one form of government; France, another.

2. One more, in addition to a former number, indefinitely; as, grant one request, they will ask another favor, another and another.

3. Any other; any different person, indefinitely; as, "Let another praise thee and not thy own mouth." This word is often used without a noun, becoming a substitute for the name of the person or thing; as in the last example. It is also much used in opposition to one, as in the first and second passages cited. It is also frequently used with one, in a reciprocal sense; as, "love one another;" "bear one another's burdens;" that is, love one, or let one love another.

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