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 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 The arts center is talking with federal officials, including its high-level ex officio board members, to identify more federal aid, including the extension of the federal unemployment bonus. Peggy Mcglone, Washington Post, "Kennedy Center cancels most of schedule through 2020," 23 June 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo of Little Rock Central High, an ex officio Education Board member and a member of the Little Rock Education Association, had urged the Education Board to adhere to the initial election plan. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, "Nominee round ends for Little Rock district committee," 8 Dec. 2019

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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 25 Feb. 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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