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Definitions of office

  1. an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in power" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. professional or clerical workers in an office; "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. That which a person does, either voluntarily or by appointment, for, or with reference to, others; customary duty, or a duty that arises from the relations of man to man; as, kind offices, pious offices. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A special duty, trust, charge, or position, conferred by authority and for a public purpose; a position of trust or authority; as, an executive or judical office; a municipal office. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A charge or trust, of a sacred nature, conferred by God himself; as, the office of a priest under the old dispensation, and that of the apostles in the new. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The place where a particular kind of business or service for others is transacted; a house or apartment in which public officers and others transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. That which is performed, intended, or assigned to be done, by a particular thing, or that which anything is fitted to perform; a function; - answering to duty in intelligent beings. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Position of trust or authority for a public purpose; as, the office of President; function; as, the office of the ears is to hear; a religious ceremony or rite; as, the office of marriage; a duty or service; as, an office of kindness; an apartment for professional or clerical business; as, a doctor's office; an express office. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Settled duty or employment: business: act of good or ill: act of worship: formulary of devotion: peculiar use: a place for business: a benefice with no jurisdiction attached. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Duty; public employment; business; place of business. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. A particular duty, charge, or trust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A service or duty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A place where business is carried on. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Apartments where the domestics do their duties; buildings about a family house. Holy office the Inquisition, or its directorate at Rome. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A duty or employment of a public, a sacred or a private nature; function; business; employment; service tendered; formulary of devotion; a house or apartment in which business is transacted; functionaries. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. Settled duty; employment; business; peculiar use or function; an act of kindness; a formulary of devotion; a house or apartment where commercial men, &c., transact their business; a counting-house. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. The outlying parts, as stables, &c., of a mansion or palace. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. That which is performed, intended, or assigned to be done, by a particular thing, or that which anything is fitted to perform; a function; -- answering to duty in intelligent beings. mso.anu.edu.au
  29. That which is performed, intended, or assigned to be done, by a particular thing, or that which anything is fitted to perform; a function; answering to duty in intelligent beings. dictgcide_fs
  30. The place where any kind of business or service for others is transacted; a building, suite of rooms, or room in which public officers or workers in any organization transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's office; the doctor's office; the Mayor's office. dictgcide_fs
  31. of'is, n. settled duty or employment: a position imposing certain duties or giving a right to exercise an employment: business: act of worship: order or form of a religious service, either public or private: that which a thing is designed or fitted to do: a place where business is carried on: (pl.) acts of good or ill: service: the apartments of a house in which the domestics discharge their duties.--ns. OFF'ICE-BEAR'ER, one who holds office: one who has an appointed duty to perform in connection with some company, society, &c.; OFF'ICER, one who holds an office: a person who performs some public duty: a person entrusted with responsibility in the army or navy.--v.t. to furnish with officers: to command, as officers.--adj. OFFIC'IAL, pertaining to an office: depending on the proper office or authority: done by authority.--n. one who holds an office: a subordinate public officer: the deputy of a bishop, &c.--ns. OFFIC'IALISM, official position: excessive devotion to official routine and detail; OFFICIAL'ITY, OFFIC'IALTY, the charge, office, or jurisdiction of an official: the official headquarters of an ecclesiastical or other deliberative and governing body.--adv. OFFIC'IALLY.--n. OFFIC'IANT, one who officiates at a religious service, one who administers a sacrament.--v.i. OFFIC'I[=A]TE, to perform the duties of an office: (with for) to perform official duties in place of another.--n. OFFIC'I[=A]TOR.--GIVE THE OFFICE (slang), to suggest, supply information; HOLY OFFICE, the Inquisition. [Fr.,--L. officium.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Piece of kindness, attention, service, (ill o.) disservice, (owing to, by, the good or ill oo. of); duty attaching to one\'s position, task, function, (it is my o., the o. of the arteries, to); position with duties attached to it, place of authority or trust or service esp. of public kind, (was given an o. under Government), tenure of official position esp. that of minister of State (take, enter upon, hold, leave, resign, o.; JACK in o.); ceremonial duty (esp. perform the last oo. to, rites due to the dead); (Eccl.) authorized form of worship, daily service of R.-C. breviary (also divine o.; say o., recite this), Anglican morning& evening prayer, (introit at beginning of) mass or communion service, any occasional service such as the O. for the Dead; place for transacting business (goes down to the o. at 9 a.m.), room &c. in which the clerks of an establishment work, counting-house, (with qualification) room &c. set apart for business of particular department of large concern (booking, inquiry, goods, lost-property, -o. in railway station) or local branch of dispersed organization (our Manchester o.; a post, telegraph, -o.) or company for specified purpose (insurance, fire or fire-insurance, -o.); (O-) quarters or staff or collective authority of a Government department (the FOREIGN, WAR, POST, o.); Holy O., the inquisition; (pl.) parts of house devoted to household work, storage, &c.; (slang) give, take, the o., hint, private intimation, signal; o.-bearer, official or officer. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. n. [Latin] Work to be performed for or with reference to others ; duty ; customary duty ; special duty ;- magistracy ; public charge or employment ;- sacred duty or charge, as priesthood or apostleship :- private duty or charge ; particular employment ; business ;—act of good or kindness voluntarily done ;- act of devotion or worship ;— formulary of devotion ;- peculiar use or agency of a bodily organ ; animal function ; — the place in which public officers and others transact business ;— pl. The apartments attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, outhouses, stables, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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