1. Adjective.  Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.
  2. Adjective.  Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority.
  3. Adjective.  Approved by authority; authorized.
  4. Adjective.  sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; officinal.
  5. Adjective.  Discharging an office or function.
  6. Adjective.  Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
  7. Adjective.  Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
  8. Noun.  An office holder invested with powers and authorities..
  9. Noun.  A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.

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