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

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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 Pruitt's use of his subordinates to perform nonofficial duties has already caused upheaval within the agency. chicagotribune.com, "EPA's Scott Pruitt enlisted security detail in picking up dry cleaning, moisturizing lotion," 7 June 2018 Hupp was not the only EPA employee enlisted to perform nonofficial tasks. Juliet Eilperin, BostonGlobe.com, "EPA chief Pruitt enlisted aide to help his wife explore becoming a Chick-fil-A franchisee," 5 June 2018 Hupp was not the only EPA employee enlisted to perform nonofficial tasks. chicagotribune.com, "Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job — at Chick-fil-A," 5 June 2018 Hupp was not the only EPA employee enlisted to perform nonofficial tasks. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job - at Chick-fil-A," 5 June 2018 Hupp was not the only EPA employee enlisted to perform nonofficial tasks. Author: Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, "Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job – at Chick-fil-A," 5 June 2018 Whether truthful or misleading, a state gains plausible deniability by characterizing its nationals as nonofficial military personnel, using such terms as contractors, mercenaries, privateers or volunteers. Austin Carson, Washington Post, "Russia and the U.S. just defused a potential crisis in Syria — and showed us how to back away from a war," 20 Feb. 2018

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1833, in the meaning defined above

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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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