office. 1. A position of duty, trust, or authority, esp. one conferred by a governmental authority for a public purpose <the office of attorney general>. [Cases: Officers and Public Employees 1. C.J.S. Officers and Public Employees §§ 1–9, 12–17, 21.] 2. (often cap.) A division of the U.S. government ranking immediately below a department <the Patent and Trademark Office>. [Cases: United States 29. C.J.S. United States §§ 52, 57.] 3. A place where business is conducted or services are performed <a law office>.

alienation office.English law. An office for the recovery of fines levied upon writs of

covenant and entries.

lucrative office. 1. A position that produces fee revenue or a salary to the officeholder. 2. A position that yields a salary adequate to the services rendered and exceeding incidental expenses; a position whose pay is tied to the performance of the office’s duties. [Cases: Officers and Public

Employees 30.1. C.J.S. Officers and Public Employees §§ 37–39, 44.]

ministerial office.An office that does not include authority to exercise judgment, only to carry out orders given by a superior office, or to perform duties or acts required by rules, statutes, or regulations.

office of honor.An uncompensated public position of considerable dignity and importance to which public trusts or interests are confided. [Cases: Officers and Public Employees 1. C.J.S. Officers and Public Employees §§ 1–9, 12–17, 21.]

[Blacks Law 8th]