Official Legal Meaning and Definition
Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Official.
Noun: An individual who holds a position of authority within an organization, government, or institution, and is responsible for making and enforcing rules, making decisions, or carrying out tasks that ordinary people cannot do.
Example: The court official read out the final verdict.
Adjective: Something that is formally recognized or authorized by a person or body with authority.
Example: The president released an official statement on the issue.
This term is often used in a legal context to refer to someone who has been given authority, through the proper legal procedures, to carry out specific actions, duties or roles.