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The match referee is the official in overall charge of games and disciplinary issues. The Sun (2016)Some council officials will be fighting for their jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Treasury officials are said to be crystal clear on this. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And that ref chiefs tell officials to say they have not seen incidents so that retrospective action can then be applied. The Sun (2016)One farmer had 46 visits from officials this year to see bats and trees. The Sun (2016)An official announcement of their plans is expected to follow early in the New Year. The Sun (2016)G4S declined to comment before an official announcement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Other recruits included referees and football officials. The Sun (2014)The heir to the throne and his wife have an official residence in the capital. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Others felt overwhelmed by financial reports and official proceedings. Christianity Today (2000)Officials have their part to play in both these duties. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Negotiations between the council officials and the builders had continued for some time on this basis. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989) Treasury officials are expecting to spend next month in negotiation with departments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It may also be easier to move officials between departments and projects without a formal application process. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are talking about our official position and it is normal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They would hold senior officials to account. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An official announcement is expected in the next week or two. The Sun (2011)But sometimes referees and officials deserve criticism and what are you supposed to say? The Sun (2008) Government officials are working with police to make sure motorists do not wear them while driving. Times, Sunday Times (2013)American and British officials both insist that the deterrent is independent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He lives in the official residence, so he must move. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'official'
British English: official /əˈfɪʃəl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is official is approved by the government or by someone else in authority.
...the official unemployment figures.
- American English: official
- Arabic: رَسْمِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: oficial
- Chinese: 官方的
- Croatian: službeni
- Czech: oficiální
- Danish: officiel
- Dutch: officieel
- European Spanish: oficial
- Finnish: virallinen
- French: officiel
- German: offiziell
- Greek: επίσημος
- Italian: ufficiale
- Japanese: 職務上の
- Korean: 직무상의
- Norwegian: offisiell
- Polish: urzędowy
- European Portuguese: oficial
- Romanian: oficial
- Russian: официальный
- Spanish: oficial
- Swedish: officiell
- Thai: อย่างเป็นทางการ
- Turkish: yetkili
- Ukrainian: офіційний
- Vietnamese: chính thức
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