One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not officially authorized or confirmed.‘non-official sources’‘a non-official member of the Executive Council’
unofficial, personal, non-publicView synonyms
- ‘For me Berlin is both a city and a non-city, even if it has a very pronounced cultural scene including a non-official underground culture.’
- ‘The census also includes two questions about the knowledge of languages, official and non-official.’
- ‘There is a non-official blog about the Tour de France there (in English).’
- ‘But most of the non-official stories aren't the truth, either.’
- ‘The committee comprises six senior government officials and 23 non-official members who represent community sectors including green groups, business, and individuals.’
- ‘The government had previously stipulated that the term of office of non-official members of advisory or statutory bodies should be no more than six years.’
- ‘Therefore, in order to awaken confidence in the people, some non-official influence is necessary.’
- ‘Contrary to the official claim of a 33 per cent forest cover, non-official experts say it has declined to as low as 18 per cent.’
- ‘We should increase support to human rights activists, and strive for contact with non-official religious groups.’
- ‘It's a non-official cricket match - no need to apply for the government's approval.’
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