official (<<schwa>>-fish-<<schwa>>l), adj.1. Of or relating to an office or position of trust or authority <official duties>.2. Authorized or approved by a proper authority <a company’s official policy>.
official,n.1. One who holds or is invested with a public office; a person elected or appointed to carry out some portion of a government’s sovereign powers. — Also termed public official. [Cases: Officers and Public Employees 1. C.J.S. Officers and Public Employees §§ 1–9, 12–17,
21.] 2. One authorized to act for a corporation or organization, esp. in a subordinate capacity.
[Cases: Corporations 303. C.J.S. Corporations § 471.] 3. (usu. cap.) OFFICIAL PRINCIPAL.
[Blacks Law 8th]