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Office

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(1):

(n.) 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.

(2):

(n.) The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office.

(3):

(n.) 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.

(4):

(n.) 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.

(5):

(n.) The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc.

(6):

(n.) 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.

(7):

(n.) Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service.

(8):

(n.) 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.

(9):

(v. t.) To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Office'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/o/office.html. 1828.

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