1. in an official role
; - Example: "officially, he is in charge"- Example: "officially responsible"
2. with official authorization
; - Example: "the club will be formally recognized"[syn: formally, officially]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Officially \Of*fi"cial*ly\, adv.
By the proper officer; by virtue of the proper authority; in
pursuance of the special powers vested in an officer or
office; as, accounts or reports officially verified or
rendered; letters officially communicated; persons officially