official responsibility

(b) For the purposes of sections 205 and 207 of this title , the term “official responsibility” means the direct administrative or operating authority, whether intermediate or final, and either exercisable alone or with others, and either personally or through subordinates, to approve, disapprove, or otherwise direct Government action.

Source

18 USC § 202(b)


Scoping language

None identified. Default scope is assumed to be the entire title.
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