ex officio

adverb or adjective
ex of·​fi·​cio | \ ˌek-sə-ˈfi-shē-ˌō How to pronounce ex officio (audio) , -sē- \

Definition of ex officio

: by virtue or because of an office the Vice President serves ex officio as president of the Senate

Examples of ex officio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the student representative for board membership; the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a student liaison representative as an ex officio member of the board. Aegis Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Harford County Public Library seeking candidates for board of trustees, new student representative," 3 Mar. 2021 Pittman is an ex officio member of the Capitol Police Board, Stolnis told USA TODAY. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, "Fact check: U.S. Capitol Police Board oversees the force, along with congressional committees," 2 Mar. 2021 Bond, who is also the incoming chairman of the Baton Rouge General Foundation board of governors, will serve as an ex officio member. NOLA.com, "New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business," 24 Jan. 2021 In addition to Brennan, Berry and Rogers, police Lt. Mark McArtor, City Prosecutor Stephanie Scalise and all City Council members served as ex officio members. cleveland, "University Heights announces 2020 Civic Awards winners," 26 Nov. 2020 The Health Department commissioner, Human Services Department commissioner and the New Jersey long-term care ombudsman will serve on the committee as ex officio members. Kim Jarrett, Washington Examiner, "Task force to study long-term care coronavirus deaths in New Jersey," 17 Sep. 2020 There are 12 regents: eight appointed to four-year terms, two student regents, and the governor and superintendent of public instruction, who serve as ex officio members. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "Cecilia Mata, southern Arizona businesswoman, appointed to Board of Regents," 20 Aug. 2020 The ordinance approved by the city establishes a nine-member Public Art Commission, with commissioners serving two-year terms for up to six years, and Council President or a designee serving as an ex officio member. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron launches new program to support public art," 8 July 2020 Commissioners would serve two-year terms for up to six years, and Council President or a designee would serve as an ex officio member. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Akron considering new program to fund public art," 29 June 2020

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First Known Use of ex officio

1533, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ex officio

Late Latin

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“Ex officio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex%20officio. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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ex officio

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of ex officio

formal : because of your job, office, or position

ex officio

adverb or adjective
ex of·​fic·​io | \ ˈeks-ə-ˈfi-shē-ō, -sē-ō How to pronounce ex officio (audio) \

Legal Definition of ex officio

: by virtue or because of an office the Vice President serves ex officio as president of the Senate an ex officio member of the board

History and Etymology for ex officio

Late Latin

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