Definition of Take office
1. Verb. Assume an office, duty, or title. "When will the new President take office?"
Specialized synonyms: Accede, Enter, Adopt, Assume, Take On, Take Over
Antonyms: Leave Office
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Literary usage of Take office
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1903)
"... John claims the Foreign Office—Lord Clarendon declines to take Office —Lord Clarendon's Interview" with the Queen—Mr. Cobden declines to take Office—The ..."
2. Dictionary of Historical Allusions by Thomas Benfield Harbottle (1903)
"It ended in Peel refusing to take office, and Lord Melbourne coming back. A protest signed by a hastily summoned meeting of the minority of the House of ..."
3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... of such a kind that they could neither take office, nor havo power to buy or sell any thing. Subsequently, however, iu the course of time, ..."
4. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1867)
"... and it was always one up and the other down, and sometimes it was inconvenient for either to take office. It had therefore been deemed advisable to make ..."
5. The Life and Times of Henry, Lord Brougham by Henry Peter Brougham Brougham and Vaux (1872)
"Lord Grey sent for.—Formation of the Whig Ministry.—Intention to support it, but not to take Office.—Offer of Attorney-generalship and Great Seal declined. ..."
6. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1890)
"838 et seq. ; To take Office — sec. 841 ; To admit to Office — sees. 842-846 ; To restore to Office — sec. 847. 5. To obtain Possession and Inspection of ..."