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official

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to an office, its administration, or its duration  
2    sanctioned by, recognized by, or derived from authority  
an official statement     
3    appointed by authority, esp. for some special duty  
4    having a formal ceremonial character  
an official dinner     
      n  
5    a person who holds a position in an organization, government department, etc., esp. a subordinate position  
  officially      adv  


Official  
      adj  
1    of or relating to one of the two factions of the IRA and Sinn Féin, which have existed since a split in 1969. The Official movement emphasizes political rather than guerrilla activity  
      n  
2    a member of the Official IRA and Sinn Féin  
   Compare       Provisional  
Official Receiver  
      n   an officer appointed by the Department of Trade and Industry to receive the income and manage the estate of a bankrupt pending the appointment of a trustee in bankruptcy  
   See also       receiver       2  
Official Referee  
      n     (Law)   (in England) a circuit judge attached to the High Court who is empowered to try certain cases, esp. where a detailed examination of accounts or other documents is involved  
Official Solicitor  
      n   an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature with special responsibilities for protecting the interests of persons under disability  
official strike  
      n   a collective stoppage of work by part or all of the workforce of an organization with the approval of the trade union concerned. The stoppage may be accompanied by the payment of strike pay by the trade union concerned  
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n.
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
n.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care

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