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OFFICIALLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does officially mean? 

OFFICIALLY (adverb)
  The adverb OFFICIALLY has 2 senses:

1. in an official role
2. with official authorization

  Familiarity information: OFFICIALLY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OFFICIALLY (adverb)


Sense 1officially [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In an official role

Context examples:

officially, he is in charge / officially responsible

Antonym:

unofficially (not in an official capacity)

Pertainym:

official (conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline)


Sense 2officially [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With official authorization

Synonyms:

formally; officially

Context example:

the club will be formally recognized

Pertainym:

official (having official authority or sanction)


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