n. Service; duty or duties to the performance of which a person is appointed; function assigned by a superior authority; hence, employment; business; that which one undertakes or is expected to do.n. That which is performed or is intended or assigned to be done by a particular thing, or which anything is fitted to perform or customarily performs; function.n. A position or situation to which certain duties are attached; a post the possession of which imposes certain duties upon the possessor and confers authority for their performance; a post or place held by an officer, an official, or a functionary.n. Specifically, a position of authority under a government: as, a man in office; to accept office.n. In old English law, jurisdiction; bailiwick: as, a constable sworn “to prevent all bloodshed, outcries, affrays, and rescouses [rescues] done within his office.”n. Inquest of office (which see, under inquest).n. A building or room in which one transacts business or discharges his professional duties: as, a lawyers or doctor's office; the office of a factory or lumber-yard; especially, a place where public business is transacted: as, the county clerk's office; the post-office; the war-office: also (in the plural), the apartments wherein domestics discharge the several duties attached to a house, as kitchens, pantries, brew-houses, and the like, along with outhouses, such as the stables, etc., of a mansion or palace, or the barns, cow-houses, etc., of a farm.n. The persons collectively who transact business in an office: often applied specifically to an insurance company: as, a fire-office.n. An act of good or ill voluntarily tendered (usually in a good sense); service: usually in the plural.n. Eccles.: The prescribed order or form for a service of the church, or for devotional use, or the service so prescribed; especially, the forms for the canonical hours collectively (the divine office): as, the communion office, the confirmation office, the office of prime, etc.; to recite office.n. In the Mozarabic and in some old Gallican and monastic liturgies, in the Uses of Sarum and York, and in the Anglican Prayer-book of 1549, the introit. Also officium.n. In canon law, a benefice which carries no jurisdiction with it.n. Mark of authority; badge of office.n. See the qualifying words.n. Synonyms Business, Pursuit, etc. (see occupation), post, situation, place, capacity.To perform in the way of office or service; serve; perform; transact.To intrust with an office; place in an office.To move by means of office or by exercise of official authority.