- 1In a formal and public way: on June 24 the election campaign will officially beginMore example sentences
- The election campaign begins officially tomorrow, barring some catastrophe overnight.
- The formal business of officially opening the premises is then expected to take place.
- He is due to be officially elected at the formal mayor making ceremony on May 10.
- 1.1With the authority of the government or other organization: it was officially acknowledged that the economy was in recessionMore example sentences
- Red caps, badges, distinct ties and other emblems confer authority on to officially endorsed senior pupils.
- The call came as the borders were officially declared closed by authorities worried about the mass influx.
- What the city has known for some time has been officially acknowledged by the Chief Superintendent.
- 1.2In public and for official purposes but not necessarily so in reality: [sentence adverb]: there is a possibility he was murdered—officially, he died in a car smashMore example sentences
- The report never made it to the president's desk, and thus never officially existed.
- Although caste officially does not exist, everyone knows not only their own caste, but that of everyone else.
- Unemployment officially did not exist, and every worker's right to a job was enshrined in the Constitution.
More definitions of officiallyDefinition of officially in:
- The US English dictionary