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Synonyms of 'official'

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in the sense of bureaucrat
Definition
an official in a bureaucracy
The economy is still controlled by bureaucrats.
Synonyms
civil servant,
public servant,
apparatchik,
office-holder,
mandarin
in the sense of bureaucratic
The school is free from bureaucratic control.
Synonyms
ministerial,
red-tape
in the sense of ceremonial
Definition
of ceremony or ritual
He represented the nation on ceremonial occasions.
in the sense of executive
Definition
a person or group responsible for the administration of a project or business
a senior bank executive
Synonyms
chairperson,
managing director,
controller,
chief executive officer,
senior manager
in the sense of functionary
Definition
a person acting in an official capacity, such as for a government
a properly elected state functionary
Synonyms
office holder,
office bearer,
in the sense of legitimate
Definition
authorized by or in accordance with law
They have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
Synonyms
sanctioned,
statutory,
kosher (informal),
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
legit (slang),
licit
in the sense of solemn
Definition
marked by ceremony or formality
This is a solemn occasion.

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