office (n.)
performance, business, intrigue
H5 V.ii.355[Queen Isabel to King Henry and French King] never may ill office, or fell jealousy ... / Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms
MA II.i.161[Claudio alone] Friendship is constant ... / Save in the office and affairs of love
TNK V.i.122[Palamon praying to Venus] him I do not love that tells close offices / The foulest way
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