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Offical vs. Official: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 5, 2023
"Offical" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Official," denoting something related to an office or position of authority.

Which is correct: Offical or Official

How to spell Official?

Offical is Incorrect

Official is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of an "office" and add "ial" for "official."
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Recall similar words like "artificial" and "beneficial" which also end in "ial."
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Remember "official" has double "f" and ends with "ial" not "al."
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Mnemonic: "An offICE with special seal is OffICIAL."
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When in doubt, check the spelling with word processors or dictionaries.
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Official Definitions

A person holding a position of authority.
The officials met to discuss the new regulations.
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Holding office or serving in a public capacity
An official representative.
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A formal report or statement.
The company's official report showed increased profits.
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Of or relating to an office or a post of authority
Official duties.
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Authorized by a proper authority; authoritative
Official permission.
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Characteristic of or befitting a person of authority; formal
An official banquet.
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Authorized by or contained in the US Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. Used of drugs.
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One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency.
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(Sports) A referee or umpire.
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Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.
Official duties
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Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority
An official statement or report
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Approved by authority; authorized.
The Official Strategy Guide
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(Of a statement) Dubious but recognized by authorities as truth and/or canon.
Despite these testimonies, "accidental asphyxiation" remains his official cause of death.
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(pharmaceutical) Sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; officinal.
An official drug or preparation
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Discharging an office or function.
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Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
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Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
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(slang) True, real, beyond doubt.
Well, it's official: you lost your mind!
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(pharmacology) Listed in a national pharmacopeia.
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An office holder, a person holding an official position in government, sports, or other organization.
Officials in the Firefly administration assure the Sylvanians they don't want war either.
In most soccer games, there are three officials: the referee and two linesmen.
The company's officials became nabobs as it took on more and more power after Plassey.
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Of or pertaining to an office or public trust; as, official duties, or routine.
That, in the official marks invested, youAnon do meet the senate.
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Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority; as, an official statement or report.
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Approved by authority; sanctioned by the pharmacopœia; appointed to be used in medicine; as, an official drug or preparation. Cf. Officinal.
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One who holds an office; esp., a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
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An ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
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A worker who holds or is invested with an office
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Someone who administers the rules of a game or sport;
The golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling
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Having official authority or sanction;
Official permission
An official representative
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Of or relating to an office;
Official privileges
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Verified officially;
The election returns are now official
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Conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline;
In prescribed order
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(of a church) given official status as a national or state institution
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Relating to an authority or public body.
The official statement was released today.
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Authorized or approved by a governing body.
This is the official version of the document.
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Being proper or appropriate.
He made his official debut last night.
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FAQs

Which vowel is used before Official?

The vowel "an" is used before "Official," as in "an official document."
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What is the verb form of Official?

The related verb is "officiate."
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Why is it called Official?

It is called "Official" as it pertains to an office or a position of authority.
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What is the plural form of Official?

The plural form is "officials."
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Which conjunction is used with Official?

Any conjunction can be used with "Official" depending on the sentence structure.
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Is Official an abstract noun?

No, "Official" is not an abstract noun.
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What is the pronunciation of Official?

Official is pronounced as /əˈfɪʃəl/.
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What is the singular form of Official?

"Official" itself is singular.
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What is the root word of Official?

The root word is "office."
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Which preposition is used with Official?

"Of" is commonly used, as in "official of the department."
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Which article is used with Official?

Both "a" and "an" can be used depending on the context. Typically, "an" is used.
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Is Official a negative or positive word?

"Official" is neutral in nature.
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Is Official a collective noun?

No, "Official" is not a collective noun.
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Is the word Official imperative?

No, "Official" is not imperative.
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What is a stressed syllable in Official?

The second syllable "fi" is stressed in "Official."
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What is another term for Official?

Another term for "Official" is "authoritative."
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Is Official an adverb?

No, "Official" is not an adverb.
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Is Official a vowel or consonant?

"Official" is a word and contains both vowels and consonants.
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Is Official a countable noun?

When referring to a person, "Official" can be countable, e.g., "There are several officials present."
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How many syllables are in Official?

There are three syllables in "Official."
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What part of speech is Official?

"Official" can be both an adjective and a noun.
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What is the second form of Official?

Related to "officiate," the second form is "officiated."
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Is Official a noun or adjective?

"Official" can be both a noun and an adjective.
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Is the Official term a metaphor?

No, "Official" is not typically used as a metaphor.
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Which determiner is used with Official?

Determiners like "this," "that," "these," and "those" can be used depending on the context.
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How do we divide Official into syllables?

Of-fi-cial.
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What is the opposite of Official?

The opposite of "Official" can be "unofficial."
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What is the first form of Official?

If relating to the verb "officiate," the first form is "officiate."
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How is Official used in a sentence?

"The official announcement will be made tomorrow."
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What is the third form of Official?

Related to "officiate," the third form is also "officiated."
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