American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. By virtue of office or position.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. By virtue of office (and without other especial authority): as, a justice of the peace may ex officio take sureties of the peace: also used adjectively: as, an ex officio member of a body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- From office; by virtue, or as a consequence, of an office; officially.
- adj. by virtue of an office or position
- adv. by virtue of position
- Latin (Wiktionary)
- Latin ex officiō : ex, from + officiō, ablative of officium, office. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But now I'm president of the temple, and that makes me chairman ex officio of the Building Committee and I will not be denied.”
“As Bailiff of Stratford, he was ex officio a justice of the peace; and two warrants are extant, granted by him in December, 1568, for the arrest of John Ball and Richard Walcar on account of debts; both of them bearing witness that “he had a mark to himself, like an honest, plain-dealing man.””
“The Normal College, in Randolph County, has been placed partly under the direction of the State, and as Superintendent of Common Schools I am ex officio Secretary of the Board of Trustees.”
“Interesting his father was listed as an ex officio member of the board, and Lew Parmina was now listed as CEO.”
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