extra-official love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not prescribed by official duty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not being within the limits of official duty, rights, etc.


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  • As always, it behooves the end user to exercise caution and download extra-official viewers directly from the creators and not from mirror sites.

    New viewer for the Second Life power user, by INSILICO's Skills Hak

  • Rove's notoriously missing "extra-official" e-mails flowed through those same servers.

    Harvey Wasserman: Do the Neo-Cons Need Karl Rove When They Can Count on the Democrats?

  • It is somewhat extra-official but it is very confidential, and I have a special reason for wishing it to go through your hands.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • Nevertheless the main work of tuition of serious and most successful students is done by the entirely extra-official private tutors, who are in no way publicly recognized as part of the university staff, but who undertake the greater part of the strenuous task of preparing their pupils for the various examinations.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • He but too well knew the origin of his loosely applied title of Major -- a field officer's rank more honored at the easygoing clubs of Yokahama, Shanghai, and Hong Kong than on the Army List -- a rank best known at the ring-side of Indian sporting grounds, and only tacitly accepted in the extra-official circles of

    A Fascinating Traitor An Anglo-Indian Story

  • Was it some flying rumour, extra-official, and unconnected with the examination in any way, to the effect that young Le Breton was a person of very dubious religious, political, and social orthodoxy?


  • At length, on the 5th of September, Lord Cochrane was able, though still with difficulty, to resign the irksome and extra-official duties of a tax-gatherer that had been forced upon him.

    The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II

  • "Strange I ain't got to see her yet," she replied coolly, shouldering her parcel, and quite ignoring any sense of obligation to him for his extra-official act.

    Flip, a California romance

  • He is a little eccentric, perhaps -- a sort of exaggeration of myself -- but I shall signify to him that, when he comes into the firm, I consider that it will be to its advantage that he should import a little of what we may call his 'extra-official' manner into it.

    Held Fast For England A Tale of the Siege of Gibraltar (1779-83)

  • The affection of the clergy for each other, we have observed, is, like that of the fair sex, not at all of a blind and infatuated kind; and we may therefore the rather believe them when they give each other any extra-official praise.

    The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete


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