- influence, especially with a person in a position of power: He got the job through the good offices of his uncle.
- services rendered by a mediator in a dispute.
Origin of good offices
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for good offices
He spoke of it to Grotius; who promised him his good-offices.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius
Jean Lvesque de Burigny
In the case stated above, I see first good-will and good-offices in one person; then ill-will and ill-offices in the other.