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offĭcĭālis , e, adj. officium,
I.of or belonging to duty, office, or service, official (post-class.).
I. Adj.: “libri officiales,which treat of duties, Lact. 6, 11, 9; 6, 18, 15: “operae,official performances, Dig. 38, 1, 6.—
II. Subst.: offĭcĭālis , is, m., a magistrate's servant or attendant, an official (for the class. apparitor), App. M. 1, p. 113 fin.: “praefecti,Dig. 36, 4, 5; Paul. Sent. 5, 12, 6: universi officiales diversorum officiorum, Cod. Th. 8, 7, 2; Inscr. Orell. 2952.—
B. In gen., a servant, attendant: “aemulationi occurrant necesse est officiales suae, ira, discordia, odium,Tert. adv. Marc. 1, 25.
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