good offices

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.

1900–05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
But they can contribute more than their good offices.
We may give others a preference over him in optional good offices, except those
  which tend to his improvement.
The two writers continued to exchange civilities, counsel, and small good
For nothing is really more delightful than a return of affection, and the
  mutual interchange of kind feeling and good offices.
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