Official


Official
Official Of*fi"cial, n. [L. officialis a magistrate's servant or attendant: cf. F. official. See {Official}, a., and cf. {Officer}.] 1. One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant. [1913 Webster]

2. An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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