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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 problem was (and is, even after 9/11) that despite all the hi-octane talk from officialdom about stepping up aviation security, very little effort was made to fix the outrageous failures that were an open invitation to terrorists and a virtual guarantee of future catastrophe.
Which begs the question: Just when will officialdom learn its lesson and thoroughly check people's backgrounds?
All official business involves the same struggles with uncooperative officialdom, my hosts explain.
Several of us have been up and down the ladder of officialdom several times, only to receive nothing but lip service.
He notes that the group was warning people about the dangers of depleted uranium and other activities at Nuclear Metals for decades before anyone in officialdom gave them any credence.
In the worst case scenario, this reduces reporting to a transcription of official pronouncements, transforming the Fourth Estate from a public watchdog over officialdom into a transmission belt for the official version of reality.
Three years later, MK is still here, still run by the Sadao clan, and still battling officialdom in its quest to transform the public's perception of the nation's taxi drivers.
Beatas, mystics, athletes of asceticism, "living saints," reforming abbesses, and charitable congregations all incurred suspicion and sometimes outright suppression by church officialdom, prompted in part by the hierarchy's determination to regularize and control religious practice, but more intensely by a blend of misogyny and anxiety over women s influence.
Impatient at the supposed slow pace by elected officialdom, a publicly funded body has taken upon itself to enact guidelines for scientific research that will be overseen by a yet-to-be-appointed Stem Cell Oversight Committee.
But they usually happen in spite of religious officialdom.
David Hockney is outspoken, privileged by his irremovable status, in his distaste for an officialdom of art.
Why do NPR's national political correspondents routinely sound like note-takers for officialdom instead of independent journalists?