Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective By virtue of office or position.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • From office; by virtue, or as a consequence, of an office; officially.

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  • adjective By virtue of the office that originated it, or of the title held

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  • adjective by virtue of an office or position
  • adverb by virtue of position

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ex officiō : ex, from + officiō, ablative of officium, office.]

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