- A term of vague and variant import, the meaning of which varies necessarily with the context and the circumstances surrounding the use of the term. 42 Am J1st Pub Of § 2. A place wherein business is transacted. That function by virtue whereof a person has an employment in the affairs of another, whether public, private, or quasi-public and the right to such emoluments as accrue from the employment. 42 Am J1st Pub Of § 2. Purpose, for example, the office of a remedy.
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