Definition of Public office

1. Noun. A position concerning the people as a whole.

Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot
Specialized synonyms: Bully Pulpit

Definition of Public office

1. Noun. A position or occupation established by law or by the act of a government body, for the purpose of exercising the authority of the government in the service of the public. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Public Office

public key
public key certificate
public key cryptography
public keys
public knowledge
public lavatory
public law
public lecture
public library
public life
public limited companies
public limited company
public mover
public nudity
public nuisance
public office (current term)
public officer
public officers
public offices
public opinion
public opinion poll
public opinions
public ownership
public policies
public policy
public presentation
public press
public property
public prosecutor
public record

Literary usage of Public office

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by United States Civil Service Commission (1898)
"Public, office can be obtained :ercised only by a duly and legally authorized election or appointment. Con- for the buying, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"The office of sheriff is thus a public office as defined by us in State ex rel. Stage v. Mackie, 82 Conn. 398, 401, 26 LRA (NS) 660, 74 All. 759, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"The question might admit of a different consideration if any distinction had been established between a public office and a public charge ; but I can find ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"The entire experience and recognition of the rest of the world are against the position being ex vi termini a public office. In Massachusetts and in Ohio ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Public Offices and Officers by Floyd Russell Mechem (1890)
"A public office differs in material particulars from a public employment, for, as was said by Chief Justice MARSHALL, " although an office is an employment, ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"If the bank be constituted a public office, by the connection between it and the ... But if the bank be a public office, and the individual stockholders ..."

7. The Constitutional Law of the United States by Westel Woodbury Willoughby (1910)
"public office not a Property or Contract Right The Supreme Court of the United States has held in an unqualified manner, that as between a State and an ..."

8. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1915)
"... prerogative writ by which *the government can call upon any person to show by what warrant he holds a public office or exercises a public franchise. 3. ..."

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