- Often used in plural: benefaction
- currently holding (or not holding) power or a particular position of authority
Other Word Forms of Office
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Office
- in (or out of) office
Origin of Office
From Anglo-Norman office, offis etc., and Old French office, from Latin officium (“task, business, duty, official duty, office, court"), probably a contraction of opificium (“the doing of a work, a working"), from opifex (“one who does a work"), from opus (“work") + facere (“to do").
Middle English from Old French duty from Latin officium dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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