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Definition of Office

Office

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the office.
  7. The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics discharge the duties attached to the service of a house, as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc.
  8. Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any prescribed religious service.
  9. To perform, as the duties of an office; to discharge.
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Office Translations

office in Afrikaans is buro, kantoor
office in Danish is kontor, embede
office in Dutch is kantoor
office in Finnish is virka
office in French is charge, bureau, fonction, emploi
office in Hungarian is iroda, hivatal
office in Italian is ufficio, impiego
office in Latin is munus
office in Norwegian is kontor
office in Spanish is alcaldia, buro, oficina