Definition of officially adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    officially

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//əˈfɪʃəli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪʃəli//
     
     
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  1. 1  publicly and by somebody who is in a position of authority The library will be officially opened by the local MP. We haven't yet been told officially about the closure. The college is not an officially recognized English language school.
  2. 2  according to a particular set of rules, laws, etc. Many of those living on the streets are not officially homeless. I'm not officially supposed to be here.
  3. 3  according to information that has been told to the public but that may not be true Officially, he resigned because of bad health.
  4. opposite unofficially
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: officially