take office

Definition of take office

  1. :  to begin the job or responsibility of one in a position of authority especially in the government The former governor took office in 1998.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

officeplay
  1. :  a special duty, charge, or position conferred by an exercise of governmental authority and for a public purpose :  a position of authority to exercise a public function and to receive whatever emoluments may belong to it

    :  a position of responsibility or some degree of executive authority

    :  a prescribed form or service of worship


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