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English word official comes from Latin -ionem, Proto-Indo-European *h₃op-, and later Latin opificium (Work.).

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Official detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
*h₃op- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*opi-fak-io- Latin (lat)
opifex Latin (lat) Someone who does work (especially creative or constructive); worker, maker, framer, fabricator, workman, mechanic, artificer, craftsman, inventor, artist, artisan.
opificium Latin (lat) Work.
officium Latin (lat) (figurative) an obligatory service, visit, or gesture. Duty, service. Office.
official Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Official; certified or permitted by an authoritative source Chamber pot. Court official.
official English (eng) A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.. An office holder invested with powers and authorities. Approved by authority; authorized.. Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority. Discharging an office or function.. Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.. Relating to an [...]

Words with the same origin as official

Descendants of *h₃op-
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