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office (the chief S. meanings are ‘service performed’, ‘duty’, ‘function’, ‘official position’)
1. proper function or action Oth. III. iv. 112 “with all the office of my heart.”
2. people holding official position H8 I. i. 44, Ham. III. i. 73 “The insolence of office.”
3. pl. parts of house-buildings devoted to purely household matters, esp. kitchen, &c. R2 I. ii. 69, 2H4 I. iii. 47, Tim. II. ii. 168, Mac. II. i. 14, Oth. II. ii. 9; fig. Cor. I. i. 143 “the cranks and o-s of man.”
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