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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The charge, office, court, or jurisdiction of an official.
- official + -ty (Wiktionary)
“Everything I hear about the US healthcare system sounds to me like an officialty of mobsters.”
“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.”
“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”
“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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