During the colonial period the term was used to refer to royal officials and to immigrants.
Richardson's career as a royal official began around 1549 when he was comptroller clerk.
The position was appointed by the government, and could even be named as a royal official.
He goes to Canaan where a royal official asks him to heal his sick son.
It also served as the court of impeachment for any royal official.
The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
Mouravi was an appointed royal official who had a jurisdiction over particular town or district.
There, they were mistaken for merchants by a royal official.
The royal official sat shivering in his log house, unable to get warm.
I oughta turn you in to the nearest royal official.