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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishofficialof‧fi‧cial1 /əˈfɪʃəl/ ●●● S3 W1 noun [countable]  PGOBBsomeone who is in a position of authority in an organization a government official senior administration officials
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officialCommittee members have expressed concerns about possible contacts between donors and officials of the National Security Council.City officials were hoping the name change would help curb the prostitution which festered in the area during the 1970s.Health officials in Houston said Thursday that California strawberries are almost certainly the source of the illnesses.In any case, the police did not offer a high enough salary for any but the most inexperienced official.But instead of levying fines, prosecuting plant officials or revoking their licenses, the agency only wrote threatening letters to trustees.By last week, government and state officials had doubled their estimates of contaminated sites to about 100.One of the strengths of organisations is the expertise that officials have accumulated over time.a union official