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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Official

 

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Sometimes Ali has to officiate in matches involving his children.
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He will stand-in for his 50th ACC/ICC match in the second match that he will officiate in the tournament.
Speaking to Gulf News, Butt, who has presided over many top matches, said: "I never dreamt that one day I would officiate in a match in which renowned batsmen such as Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard and bowlers like Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma would be in action."
The nature of their registration does not tell us what is required of them to officiate a contest.
She was also assigned to officiate the 4th Women's Asian Champions Trophy which was held in Singapore later that year.
Students learn to respect their opponents and the rules of the game and the importance of practicing good sportsmanship thanks, in part, to those men and women who officiate. And the objectivity and integrity that high school officials display is an example that every young person needs to observe firsthand.
"We remain encouraged by the steps the UAE RRS continually takes to develop, and instil best practices in those individuals who officiate over the game at a local, and regional level," said DDF president George Horan.
It is believed that OFA is yet to clear of dues they owe to the national referees and the refusal of Omani referees to officiate in the league matches put OFA under pressure.
Dubai [UAE], Dec 23 ( ANI ): Umpires Claire Polosak and Eloise Sheridan have become the first all-female umpiring team to officiate a competitive game on Australian soil during the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) on Sunday.
Pangasinan mayor faces raps anew for falsifying marriage certificate !-- -- Elizabeth Marcelo (The Philippine Star) - October 23, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Mayor Artemio Chan of Pozzorubio, Pangasinan is facing another legal battle for signing a marriage certificate even though he did not officiate at the wedding.
"It is a terrific honour to be asked to officiate on such a great occasion.