of·fice n1: a special duty, charge, or position conferred by governmental authority and for a public purposequalified to hold public office; broadly: a special duty or position of authorityhold an office of trust2: a place where business or administration is conducted or services are performed3: a special administrative department or unitoffice of the district attorney
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
appointment, assigned task, berth, billet, bureau, business, capacity, charge, duty, employment, function, incumbency, job, munus, occupation, officium, partes, place of business, place of employment, position, post, profession, role, service, situation, station, trade, trust, work, work place
associated concepts: impeachment from public office, malfeasance in office, misconduct in office, misfeasance in office, neglect of duty, nonfeasance in office, removal from office, vacancy in office
- Officium nemini debet esse damnosum. — An office ought to be injurious to no one- Nemo duobus utatur officiis. — No one should hold two offices at the same time- Officia judicialia non concedantur antequam vacent. — judicial offices are not to be granted or appointed before they become vacant.II index agency (commission), appointment (position), bureau, business (occupation), calling, career, chamber (compartment), chapter (branch), duty (obligation), employment, firm, function, mission, occupation (vocation), organ, position (business status), post, profession (vocation), province, pursuit (occupation), sphere, title (position), trade (occupation), work (employment)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(1) An official position of authority, often with a government or corporation.(2) A room or building in which business is transacted or in which a professional works or maintains headquarters.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.