ex officio

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

Definition of ex officio

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

Origin and Etymology of ex officio

Late Latin


First Known Use: 1533


EX OFFICIO Defined for English Language Learners

ex officio

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

Definition of ex officio for English Language Learners

  • : because of your job, office, or position


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ex officio

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adverb or adjective ex of·fic·io \ˈeks-ə-ˈfi-shē-ō, -sē-ō\

Legal Definition of ex officio

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of ex officio

Late Latin

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