1. A collection of duties and responsibilities carried out by an appointed person (called the ‘holder’ of the office) – especially where several persons may be appointed holder in succession with no change in the nature of the duties and responsibilities, and the holder is not under a contract of employment or the duties are of a public nature. 2.  A place where business (especially clerical and administrative rather than retailing and manufacturing) is carried out. 3. The room that a particular person or group of people use to perform non-manual work.4. An insurance company.


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