A building or room where clerical or professional duties are performed.
A bureau, an administrative unit of government.
A position of responsibility of some authority within an organisation.
(‘good offices’) Mediation or help in resolving a dispute.
rite, ceremonial observance of social or religious nature
religious service, especially a liturgy officiated by a Christian priest or minister
major administrative division, notably in certain governmental administrations, either at ministry level (e.g. the British Home Office) or within or dependent on such a department
(obsolete) a task that one feels obliged to do