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ex officio

adverb or adjective ex of·fi·cio \ˌek-sə-ˈfi-shē-ˌō, -sē-\

: because of your job, office, or position

Full Definition of EX OFFICIO

:  by virtue or because of an office <the Vice President serves ex officio as president of the Senate>
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Origin of EX OFFICIO

Late Latin
First Known Use: 1533

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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