from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having some official authority or sanction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bearing some but not all the power of being official. As a semioffical opinion that is offered as probably correct and accurate but may be overturned on review and replaced by an official statement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Half official; having some official authority or importance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Partly official; having some degree of official authority; made upon information from those who have official knowledge: as, a semi-official confirmation of a report; a semi-official organ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having some official authority or sanction


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