Synonyms of 'official'
in the sense of bureaucrat
an official in a bureaucracyThe economy is still controlled by bureaucrats.
in the sense of bureaucratic
The school is free from bureaucratic control.
in the sense of ceremonial
of ceremony or ritualHe represented the nation on ceremonial occasions.
in the sense of executive
a person or group responsible for the administration of a project or businessa senior bank executive
in the sense of functionary
a person acting in an official capacity, such as for a governmenta properly elected state functionary
in the sense of legitimate
authorized by or in accordance with lawThey have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
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