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 for Office-found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Office \Of"fice\, n. [F., fr. L. officium, for opificium; ops
     ability, wealth, help + facere to do or make. See Opulent,
     Fact.]
     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.
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              I would I could do a good office between you.
                                                    --Shak.
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     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.
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     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.
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              Inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I
              magnify mine office.                  --Rom. xi. 13.
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     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.
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              They [the eyes] resign their office and their light.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Hesperus, whose office is to bring
              Twilight upon the earth.              --Milton.
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              In this experiment the several intervals of the
              teeth of the comb do the office of so many prisms.
                                                    --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
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     5. The place where any kind of business or service for others
        is transacted; a building, suite of rooms, or room in
        which public officers or workers in any organization
        transact business; as, the register's office; a lawyer's
        office; the doctor's office; the Mayor's office.
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     6. The company or corporation, or persons collectively, whose
        place of business is in an office; as, I have notified the
        office.
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     7. pl. The apartments or outhouses in which the domestics
        discharge the duties attached to the service of a house,
        as kitchens, pantries, stables, etc. [Eng.]
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              As for the offices, let them stand at distance.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     8. (Eccl.) Any service other than that of ordination and the
        Mass; any prescribed religious service.
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              This morning was read in the church, after the
              office was done, the declaration setting forth the
              late conspiracy against the king's person. --Evelyn.
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     Holy office. Same as Inquisition, n., 3.
  
     Houses of office. Same as def. 7 above. --Chaucer.
  
     Little office (R. C. Ch.), an office recited in honor of
        the Virgin Mary.
  
     Office bearer, an officer; one who has a specific office or
        duty to perform.
  
     Office copy (Law), an authenticated or certified copy of a
        record, from the proper office. See Certified copies,
        under Copy. --Abbott.
  
     Office-found (Law), the finding of an inquest of office.
        See under Inquest.
  
     Office holder. See Officeholder in the Vocabulary
  
     Office hours. the hours of the day during which business is
        transacted at an office[5].
  
     Office seeker. a person who is attempting to get elected to
        an elected office, or to get an appointment to an
        appointive public office.
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