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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.

Office Quotations

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost

Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.
Steven Spielberg

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
Barack Obama

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
Shirley MacLaine
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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

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