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a piece of work that has been assigned

a formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual

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an administrative unit of government

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the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power

professional or clerical workers in an office

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a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities

a job in an organization

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Because the Circumlocution Office went on mechanically, every day, keeping this wonderful, all-sufficient wheel of statesmanship, How not to do it, in motion.
Numbers of people were lost in the Circumlocution Office. Unfortunates with wrongs, or with projects for the general welfare
He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
They knew how far to trust the clerks with loans of money, doing their various commissions with absolute discretion; they pawned and took out of pawn, bought up bills when due, and lent money without interest, albeit no clerk ever borrowed of them without returning a "gratification." These servants without a master received a salary of nine hundred francs a year; new years' gifts and "gratifications" brought their emoluments to twelve hundred francs, and they made almost as much money by serving breakfasts to the clerks at the office.
Yesterday, contrary to his usual ways, he outstayed the last man in the office; such a thing hasn't happened three times since he has been at the ministry."
'Stupid I am not!' thought the man, 'so it must be my good office for which I am not fitted.
No one wished it to be noticed that he could see nothing, for then he would have been unfit for his office, or else very stupid.
'I am at perfect liberty,' he said, with dignity, 'to sit in my friend Blaythwayt's office if I choose.
Acting on this conviction, the authorities sent an experienced woman from the office to Lady Lydiard's house, to examine the poor girl's clothes and ornaments before they were packed up and sent after her to her aunt's.
He dashed into the inner office with the haste of a short trying to cover.
'Hold your tongue this instant, or I'll have you turned out of the office!' said Mr.
It seems also improper, that one person should execute several offices, which was approved of at Carthage; for one business is best done by one person; and it is the duty of the legislator to look to this, and not make the same person a musician and a shoemaker: so that where the state is not small it is more politic and more popular to admit many persons to have a share in the government; for, as I just now said, it is not only more usual, but everything is better and sooner done, when one thing only is allotted to one person: and this is evident both in the army and navy, where almost every one, in his turn, both commands and is under command.
The only fame of my poem which reached me was when another boy in the office quoted some lines of it in derision.
But this hypothesis, such as it is, has already been refuted in the remarks applied to the duration in office prescribed for the senators.