This page is about the collocation hold office
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to occupy a powerful position or role, esp. in government
- The prime minister has already held office for nearly eight years.
- If Julie's elected, it'll be the first time that the office of mayor has been held by a woman.
A related collocation is "hold a post"
Who can be said to "hold office"?
Contributor: Matt Errey