Meaning of non-official in English:



  • Not officially authorized or confirmed.

    ‘non-official sources’
    • ‘a non-official member of the Executive Council’
    • ‘Therefore, in order to awaken confidence in the people, some non-official influence is necessary.’
    • ‘There is a non-official blog about the Tour de France there (in English).’
    • ‘We should increase support to human rights activists, and strive for contact with non-official religious groups.’
    • ‘The census also includes two questions about the knowledge of languages, official and non-official.’
    • ‘But most of the non-official stories aren't the truth, either.’
    • ‘The government had previously stipulated that the term of office of non-official members of advisory or statutory bodies should be no more than six years.’
    • ‘It's a non-official cricket match - no need to apply for the government's approval.’
    • ‘For me Berlin is both a city and a non-city, even if it has a very pronounced cultural scene including a non-official underground culture.’
    • ‘The committee comprises six senior government officials and 23 non-official members who represent community sectors including green groups, business, and individuals.’
    • ‘Contrary to the official claim of a 33 per cent forest cover, non-official experts say it has declined to as low as 18 per cent.’
    unofficial, personal, non-official, non-public