Definitions of office

  1. To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge.
  2. Apartments where the domestics do their duties; buildings about a family house. Holy office the Inquisition, or its directorate at Rome.
  3. The outlying parts, as stables, & c., of a mansion or palace.
  4. an administrative unit of government; " the Central Intelligence Agency"; " the Census Bureau"; " Office of Management and Budget"; " Tennessee Valley Authority"
  5. place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; " he rented an office in the new building"
  6. ( 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"
  7. a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; " the offices of the mass"
  8. professional or clerical workers in an office; " the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
  9. ( 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"
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office.
  14. The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc.
  15. Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Duty; public employment; business; place of business.
  20. A place where business is carried on.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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