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Home Office

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government Brit the national department responsible for the maintenance of law and order, immigration control, and all other domestic affairs not specifically assigned to another department

home′ of′fice

1. the main office of a company.
2. (caps.) the governmental department in Great Britain dealing with domestic matters, as elections and the control of police.
3. a work or office space set up in a person's home and used exclusively for business on a regular basis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Home Office - the government department in charge of domestic affairs
ministry - a government department under the direction of a minister
2.home office - (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprisehome office - (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise; "many companies have their headquarters in New York"
mukataa - an Arabic word for headquarters or administrative center; "Arafat was holed up in the mukataa of his West Bank compound"
business office, office - place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Then the Home Office might have ordered exhumation.
What came next was a German family, the continental acquaintances of the wife of one of Fyne's colleagues in the Home Office.
They set to work in the Home Office to overturn the Emperor.
For example, Miami-Dade County restricts home office space to 200 square feet.
The protesters were marching against a Home Office report released this March, which stated their African country of Eritrea was a safe place for them to return to.
Labour MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, aimed his fire at the Home Office.
Currently, the tax code allows a deduction for home office expenses for self-employed taxpayers and employees who must use their home for business purposes at their employer's request.
Replying to a question tabled in Parliament, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said: "The Home Office is now working with the sub-contractor to recheck individually the right to work of all their security staff supplied to the Home Office.
If the taxpayer is an employee, the home office must be maintained as a convenience to the employer.
The move comes after the Home Office confirmed that police mergers would not be forced through.
The Home Office told them earlier this year to draw up a business case for a new all-Wales constabulary formed after the merger of North Wales, South Wales, Dyfed-Powys and Gwent forces.

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