Definitions (2)

1. Having authority or permission from the appropriate individual or organization. "He was attending the conference on official business for his company."
2. Someone who holds an office in an organization. "The Governor is an official of the state government."

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Convincing your employer to send you to a strip club on "official" business is a feat accomplished only by the most masterful salesmen.

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I thought of being an OFFICIAL for a semi pro football but decided that the intensity and stress of remembering all the rules was not worth it.

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When my boss went to visit our Paris office, he was not acting in an official capacity on company business but wanted an excuse to go to France.

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