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in Soviet law, a person who functions as a representative of authority. An official may exercise his functions permanently or temporarily, be appointed or elected, and may or may not be paid for his services. The term official, with the same qualifications as above, also applies to persons who hold posts connected with the fulfillment of organizational-executive or administrative-economic duties in state or public institutions, organizations, or enterprises or who fulfill such duties in the aforementioned institutions, organizations, or enterprises by special authorization. (See note to art. 170 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR.) The concept of official is used in many branches of Soviet law and has an identical meaning in all of them. Officials are the subject of a special section in Soviet criminal law dealing with so-called official crimes.

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The OSG has the authority to represent any government official being sued in her official capacity.
It will be the first time that William has visited the United States in an official capacity and the first time Kate has ever been to the country.
It will be the first time Prince William has visited the United States in an official capacity and the first time Kate has ever been to the country.
If heaven forbid, he's appealing in his official capacity as an elected MP, perhaps he can enlighten us as to the wonderful work he has done for the community as a whole, and not just LFC.
Brasilia -- PNN - On an official capacity visit to the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will lay the cornerstone of a new Palestinian embassy on Friday.
an electronic address has been conspicuously published by a person in a business or official capacity, and
A council probe concluded Powell's conduct did not bring the council into disrepute because it could not be proved he had been acting in his official capacity at the time.
The Dochas Centre has an official capacity of 85 prisoners, but new figures show that there are 129 women locked up.
August 28: Official capacity raised to 15,000 and the racecourse officially opened by the former "Voice of Racing" Sir Peter O'Sullevan.
This comment was made in Parliament in his official capacity as a Labour MP, not made privately as an individual.
Both were banned from any official capacity from October 9 to November 20 having already been suspended by the club.
Bahraini officials visited Israel in an official capacity for the first time on Friday to collect five of their nationals Israel was deporting, a Bahraini news report and an Israeli official said.