The appropriate company officials should review the tax return* carefully before an authorized officer signs and files it. （*納税申告書）
意味 a person appointed or elected to an office or charged with certain duties, office-holder, office-bearer (ある仕事に任ぜられている人)
使用例 A company official responded to our request.
- a member of a police force
- a person who has an important position in a company, organization, or government
- a person who holds a commission in the armed forces
The bylaws set out the positions of the corporate officers. Typically, corporations have as officers a president and/or chief executive officer (CEO), one or more vice-presidents, a secretary, and a treasurer.
official は一般的に広く「役人」を意味し、public/government/city officials などをよく見かけますが、スポーツの審判員の意味でも使われます。
- a football official, baseball officials
- Linesman is an official who assists a referee in a game (as football, tennis or hockey)
- military officer, police officer, ambulance officer
Ethics: Definitions of “Public Official” and “Public Officer”
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Is a state legislator a public official? Is a state employee a public officer? And why does this matter? In many states, ethics laws are written to apply to “public officials” or “public officers.” The subtleties in defining these terms play a significant role in determining who and what offices are subject to state ethics regulations. Definition According to Black’s Law Dictionary a “public official” is “one who holds or is invested with a public office; a person elected or appointed to carry out some portion of a government’s sovereign powers.” “Public officer” is defined in a similar way.