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English definition of “officially”

officially

adverb     /əˈfɪʃəli/
formally and in a way that is agreed to and arranged by people in positions of authority: The proposed merger was announced officially by the CEO today.
as stated or accepted by people publicly, although it may not be true: Officially he's in charge but in fact his deputy makes most of the decisions.
relating to a position of responsibility: She has been asked to represent the department officially.
(Definition of officially adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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