Front-office



noun
1.
the executive or administrative office of a company, organization, etc.

adjective phrase

: front-office memos

noun phrase

The policy-making or executive individuals in an organization, as in I’ll have to check with the front office before I can give you a discount. This term was originally underworld slang for police headquarters or the main detective bureau. It soon was extended to other administrative offices and their personnel. [ c. 1900 ]

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