An example of an office is a law firm.
An example of an office is the position of senator.
The office of president.
Done through someone's good (or ill) offices.
- The canonical hours.
- A prayer service in the Anglican Church, such as Morning or Evening Prayer.
- A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.
[...] the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant [...]
[...] there I readily engaged in the office of pointing out to my friend the certain evils of such a choice.
- Currently holding (or not holding) power or a particular position of authority.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of office
- Middle English from Old French duty from Latin officium dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition