nonofficial

adjective
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 list of time spent on nonofficial business grows. Fred Barnes, Washington Examiner, "Even if Trump loses, congressional Republicans won," 5 Nov. 2020 Fox operates under the most dangerous capacity for the CIA in nonofficial cover. Jim Higdon, The Courier-Journal, "This former CIA agent is sharing her 'Life Undercover' at an exclusive Louisville event," 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, "Bevin didn't properly reimburse taxpayers for personal use of plane, Kentucky auditor says," 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, "Bevin didn't properly reimburse taxpayers for personal use of plane, Kentucky auditor says," 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, "This former CIA agent is sharing her 'Life Undercover' at an exclusive Louisville event," 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, "China’s coronavirus outbreak is unfolding in a new age of information—and surveillance," 26 Jan. 2020 The song already has close to a quarter million views on YouTube on the group’s official page and tens of thousands more views on nonofficial pages. Carlos De Loera, latimes.com, "K-pop sensation BTS is taking over the world, and everyone wants in," 21 June 2019 Diplomats and other agents of foreign governments have in the past been held accountable for bad behavior in the U.S., though some of the more memorable cases have involved nonofficial duties such as fatal drunken driving crashes. Eric Tucker, The Seattle Times, "Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy," 19 May 2019

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First Known Use of nonofficial

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonofficial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonofficial. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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nonofficial

adjective
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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