To give the office; to give information, or make signs to the officers to take a thief.
sb. officeVariants: offiz, offices, pl., church servicesEtymology: Anglo-French office (offyz ); Latin officium
“to give the office ,” to give a hint dishonestly to a confederate, thereby enabling him to win a game or bet, the profits being shared. Also in sporting phraseology to give any information worth having.