official

official
official [{{t}}ə'fɪʃəl]
1 adjective
(a) (formal) officiel;
she's here on official business elle est ici en visite officielle;
I can't understand this official language je ne comprends rien à ce jargon administratif;
the official organist le/la titulaire de l'orgue;
it's official, they're getting a divorce c'est officiel, ils divorcent;
it's not official yet ce n'est pas encore officiel;
his appointment will be made official tomorrow sa nomination sera (rendue) officielle demain;
we decided to make it official (and get married) nous avons décidé de rendre notre liaison officielle (en nous mariant);
to act in one's official capacity agir dans l'exercice de ses fonctions;
she was speaking in her official capacity as General Secretary elle parlait en sa qualité de secrétaire général;
to go through the official channels suivre la filière (habituelle);
Spanish is the official language of Mexico l'espagnol est la langue officielle du Mexique
(b) (alleged) officiel;
the official reason for his visit is to discuss trade officiellement, il est là pour des discussions ayant trait au commerce
2 noun
(representative) officiel m; (civil servant) fonctionnaire mf; (subordinate employee) employé(e) m,f; {{}}Sport{{}} (referee) arbitre m; (linesman) juge m de touche;
{{}}Sport{{}} the officials l'arbitre m et les juges mpl de touche;
the official at the entrance le préposé à l'entrée;
a bank/club/union official un représentant de la banque/du club/du syndicat;
a government official un haut fonctionnaire;
minor officials petits fonctionnaires mpl
►► official biography biographie f officielle;
the Official Birthday = jour de célébration officielle de l'anniversaire du souverain britannique (deuxième samedi de juin);
official document document m officiel;
{{}}Finance{{}} official exchange rate cours m officiel;
official letter pli m officiel ou de service;
{{}}Stock Exchange{{}} Official List cote f officielle;
{{}}Finance{{}} official market marché m officiel;
official opening (of new factory, museum etc) inauguration f;
{{}}Stock Exchange{{}} official quotation cours m officiel;
{{}}Banking{{}} official rate taux m officiel d'escompte;
{{}}British{{}} official receiver administrateur(trice) m,f judiciaire;
the official receiver has been called in on a fait appel à l'administration judiciaire;
{{}}British{{}} official receivership liquidation f judiciaire;
the Official Secrets Act = loi britannique sur le secret Défense;
official strike = grève soutenue par la direction du syndicat

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