non·​of·​fi·​cial ˌnän-ə-ˈfi-shəl How to pronounce nonofficial (audio)
: 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 There was no evacuation for nonofficial Americans from Ukraine, Syria, Yemen, or other hot spots when government personnel were taken out, the official said. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2023 The State Department has long warned Americans against travel to Sudan, and U.S. officials in recent weeks have made clear that any evacuation would not include U.S. citizens there in a nonofficial capacity. Karen Deyoung,, 21 Apr. 2023 Organizers of a nonofficial town hall on a snowy January evening were quick to acknowledge those sentiments, as a few dozen attendees gathered virtually and in-person. David Jesse,, 5 Feb. 2023 That bleak picture was broadly in line with the signals coming from business surveys, corporate earnings and a host of nonofficial data sources that previously pointed to a dramatic slowdown. Jason Douglas, WSJ, 30 May 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonofficial was in 1833

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“Nonofficial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


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