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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See office, 10 .

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  • It's known as officium (ph) for delatum (ph) investigatorium (ph).

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2003

  • Primum praecipuumque Ecclesiae officium omni tempore, id est homines ad Deum conveniendum perducere, iuvandum est per communem omnium christianorum fidei testificationem.

    RORATE CÆLI

  • Primum praecipuumque Ecclesiae officium omni tempore, id est homines ad Deum conveniendum perducere, iuvandum est per communem omnium christianorum fidei testificationem.

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  • Therefore let penal laws, if they have been sleepers of long, or if they be grown unfit for the present time, be by wise judges confined in the execution: Judicis officium est, ut res, ita tempora rerum, etc.

    The Essays

  • And it may be generally spoken of all, which [3671] Lemnius the physician said of his travel into England, the common people were silly, sullen, dogged clowns, sed mitior nobilitas, ad omne humanitatis officium paratissima, the gentlemen were courteous and civil.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In the anonymous tale of Adam of Bristol, by far the most sadistic tale of ritual murder, the torture is described as a ritual, officium, the main purpose of which is to sacrifice the child, who is alternately described as the God of the Christians and as "our pig."

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Nobilis senex Alsatus juvenem uxorem duxit, at ille colico dolore, et multis morbis correptus, non potuit praestare officium mariti, vix inito matrimonio aegrotus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Si doctores suum fecissent officium, et plebem fidei commissam recte instituissent de doctrirnae christianae, capitib. nec sacris scripturis interdixissent, de multis proculdubio recte sensissent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Grant #18 Defunctorum officium Office for the Dead

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  • Hic locus est multùm artificiosè operatus marmore, et generosè depictus auro et argento, variòque colore, cui propè ad tres passus est præsepe in quo reclinabatur natus Dominus, ibíque videtur puteus quidam, in quo aliqui putare volunt cecidisse stellam ductricem trium Magorum, post eius peractum officium.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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