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 The chairs of the education committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate serve as non-voting ex officio members. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 4 Mar. 2022 The board, composed of the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms and the architect of the Capitol, along with the police chief as a nonvoting ex officio member, took no position on the recommendations. Arkansas Online, 26 Feb. 2022 In Howard County, officials initially proposed having two law enforcement officers sit as ex officio members on the PAB and binding members of the board to a code of confidentiality. Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2022 The commissioners include the deputy mayor for planning and economic development, now John Falcicchio, who serves as an ex officio member, giving Bowser’s appointees majority control. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 An ex officio member of the board resigned in protest. New York Times, 14 Nov. 2021 Under the law, Secretary of Transportation Jamey Tesler — appointed by Baker — will serve as an ex officio member. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Sep. 2021 The secretary of transportation would serve in an ex officio role, and one member would be selected by the MBTA Advisory Board, an independent group that represents the interests of the 176 cities and towns that help fund the T. BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2021 The MBTA Advisory Board, an independent agency representing the interests of cities and towns that help fund the T, will select a sixth member, and the secretary of transportation will serve as the board’s seventh member in an ex officio capacity. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2021 See More

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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 23 May. 2022.

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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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