non·​of·​fi·​cial | \ ˌnän-ə-ˈfi-shəl How to pronounce nonofficial (audio) , -ō- \

Definition of nonofficial

: not official : not relating to, proceeding from, or approved by officials : unofficial nonofficial reports nonofficial members

Examples of nonofficial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The January 6 committee's effort to compel testimony from nonofficial advisers for whom Trump had issued pardons, like Steven Bannon and Michael Flynn. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 11 Nov. 2021 The State Department’s internal watchdog has concluded that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands and perform nonofficial work. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 The list of time spent on nonofficial business grows. Fred Barnes, Washington Examiner, 5 Nov. 2020 Fox operates under the most dangerous capacity for the CIA in nonofficial cover. Jim Higdon, The Courier-Journal, 2 Mar. 2020 Harmon's review also found that Bevin did not properly reimburse taxpayers for the use of overnight flight crews for nonofficial purposes. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 12 Mar. 2020 Harmon's review indicated the overnight crew fees for Bevin's nonofficial flights totaled $5,200 through seven months of 2016, which were not reimbursed. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 12 Mar. 2020 In Fox’s case, her nonofficial cover is an art dealer who is actually an arms dealer. Jim Higdon, The Courier-Journal, 2 Mar. 2020 WeChat groups are characterized by a mixture of official and nonofficial information, foreign and domestic news, and personal observations and experiences. Mary Hui, Quartz, 26 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of nonofficial

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonofficial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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non·​of·​fi·​cial | \ -ə-ˈfish-əl How to pronounce nonofficial (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonofficial

: unofficial especially : not described in the current United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary and never having been described therein — compare official

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