Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An official duty. See 121 Ind. 20, 22 N. E. 644.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Office; duty; fulfillment of a definite end or set of ends by the correct adjustment of means. The occupation of an office. By the performance of its duties, the officer is said to fill his function. Dig. 32, 65, 1. See Sinte v. Hyde, 121 Ind. 20, 22 N.E. 644.