Antonyms for officially

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This was the rival whose place I had virtually, though not officially, usurped.

The Battalion bombers on Gallipoli were officially known as Grenadiers.

Vagualame, agent of the Second Bureau, and officially a counter-spy.

This information was given to me not emotionally but as it were officially.

The gods are sought not only officially by the state or for state ends, but by the individual.

The Trade does not exist, officially, and a member of the Trade must get out of trouble as he can.

With one of the latter species I was officially associated for a year.

The faithful Mortimer left the room, and—officially—heard no more.

Officially, at least, they never claimed the right to impress American seamen.

But as he damned me only officially and in confidence, I took it in the Pickwickian sense.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French oficial "law officer; bishop's representative" (12c.) and directly from Late Latin officialis "attendant to a magistrate, public official," noun use of officialis (adj.) "of or belonging to duty, service, or office" (see official (adj.)). Meaning "person in charge of some public work or duty" first recorded 1550s.

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