Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The charge, office, court, or jurisdiction of an official.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The charge, office, court, or jurisdiction of an official.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Eccles.: The charge or office of an official.
  • n. The court or jurisdiction of which an official is head.
  • n. The building in which an ecclesiastical court or other deliberative or governing body assembles, or has its official seat; a chapter-house: as, the officialty of the Cathedral of Sens in France. Also officiality.

Etymologies

official +‎ -ty (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Everything I hear about the US healthcare system sounds to me like an officialty of mobsters.

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  • Ducange relates a sentence of the officialty of Viviers, upon one William, who having been elected fool-bishop in 1400, had refused to perform the solemnities and to defray the expenses customary on such occasions.

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  • Pius VII. would not yield; but Napoleon found greater servility in the metropolitan officialty of Paris; and October 6, 1806, he secured a sentence pronouncing the nullity of his brother Jerome's marriage with

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  • No doubt it will be old news by that time, -- next Thursday, -- but publication in the press gives it the importance of officialty. "

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