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office

noun [C or U] (RESPONSIBILITY)    /ˈɒf.ɪs/ US  /ˈɑː.fɪs/
C1 a position of authority and responsibility in a government or other organization: the office of vice president As chairman of the association, he held office for over 20 years. The Socialist party has been in office (= governing)/out of office (= not governing) for almost ten years. She's held various offices during her time as a minister.Position and status in groups and organizations
(Definition of office noun (RESPONSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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