Definition of Government officials

1. Noun. People elected or appointed to administer a government.

Exact synonyms: Officialdom
Group relationships: Authorities, Government, Regime
Generic synonyms: Administration, Brass, Establishment, Governance, Governing Body, Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Civil Service, Bureaucracy, Bureaucratism
Derivative terms: Official

Lexicographical Neighbors of Government Officials

government agency
government agent
government bond
government building
government cheese
government department
government hospital
government income
government issue
government issues
government man
government men
government minister
government note
government office
government officials (current term)
government programs
government revenue
government security
government spending
government stroke
government take
government takes
government wharf

Literary usage of Government officials

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Contemporary Review (1878)
"The late Mr. Mortimer Collins put into the mouth of one of his characters a condemnation of men government officials like Sir Arthur Helps, Mr. Trollope, ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"... Position of government officials and Municipal Functionaries during Occupation. although they must suffer for acts or omissions of others, ..."

3. Guide to the Study and Use of Reference Books by Alice Bertha ( Kroeger, Isadore Gilbert Mudge, American Library Association (1908)
"US government officials US — Congress. Biographical congressional directory, 1774 to 1903; the Continental congress, Sept. 5, 1774 to Oct. 21, ..."

4. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"But the main charge—that US government officials had continued to provide lethal aid to the Contras despite the Boland Amendment—was accurate. ..."

5. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"Embassy officers met with high-level government officials and conducted active measures to assist in resolving outstanding complaints of religious ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The bureaucracy of government officials lost its head and acted in a cowardly manner. The people were apathetic. The king, however, made some resistance, ..."

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