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Dictionary definition for: Office

1. (n) place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"

2. (n) an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency" "the Census Bureau" "Office of Management and Budget" "Tennessee Valley Authority"

3. (n) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher" "the government must do its part" "play its role"

4. (n) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage" "during his first year in office" "during his first year in power" "the power of the president"

5. (n) professional or clerical workers in an office; "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"

6. (n) a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass"

7. (n) a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

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