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OFFICIAL (Late Lat. QJicialis, for cl...

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 22 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OFFICIAL (Late Lat. QJicialis, for class. Lat. apparitor, from officium, office, duty), in general any holder of office under the state or a public body. In ecclesiastical law the word " official " has a special technical sense as applied to the official exercising a diocesan bishop's jurisdiction as his representative and in his name (see ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION). The title of " official principal," together with that of " vicar-general," is in England now merged in that of " chancellor " of a diocese (see CHANCELLOR).
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