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"officially" in British English

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officiallyadverb

uk   /əˈfɪʃ.əl.i/  us   /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.
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 reports I have to finish.
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.

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"officially" in Business English

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officiallyadverb

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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