from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. By virtue of office or position.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. By virtue of the office that originated it, or of the title held
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- From office; by virtue, or as a consequence, of an office; officially.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. by virtue of an office or position
- adv. by virtue of position
Latin ex officiō : ex, from + officiō, ablative of officium, office.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)