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English definition of “officially”

officially

adverb     /əˈfɪʃ.əl.i/
C1 formally and in a way agreed to or arranged by people in positions of authority : The royal engagement was announced officially this morning .Position and status in groups and organizations as stated or accepted by people publicly but not privately or as things really are: Well, officially I am on holiday this week but I'm just catching up on some paperwork .True, real, false, and unreal in or relating to a position of responsibility that you hold : He has not visited the country officially since his election , only in a private capacity .Diplomacy and mediationRuling and governing
(Definition of officially adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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