Definitions

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  • adj. Proceeding from office or authority.

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  • adj. Proceeding from office or authority.

Etymologies

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From ex officio?

Examples

  • Now, this ex-official said, White House aides want to see the post-election congressional landscape before plotting the next steps.

    White House's Next Task: Rebuilding Policy Team

  • Davitt McAteer, an ex-official with the mine-safety agency who was appointed by former West Virginia Gov.

    Settlement in Mining Disaster

  • One former senior U.S. intelligence official rhetorically asked Declassified, "Which current or ex-official in his or her right mind would ever agree to meet with this crowd?"

    Few High-Level Former Bush Officials Likely to Meet With British Iraq Panel

  • In those days you only got in with the recommendation of a senior Agency official or ex-official.

    Dead Zero

  • "Every pundit, every ex-official and, of course, every Democrat knows exactly how it should have been done," he wrote, before going on to explain how it really should have been done.

    Barrett Brown: Charles Krauthammer Forgets His Place

  • Recently I paid a call on former top party aide Bao Tong, who was imprisoned during the 1989 protest movement for sympathizing with demonstrators and is the highest ranking ex-official to speak out about June 4.

    When We Talk About Tiananmen

  • On a related note, Howard Kurtz was asked in his WashingtonPost chat yesterday about Mike Allen's grant of anonymity to a "top Bush official" that I highlighted on Saturday, and Kurtz -- while defendingmuch of Allen's behavior -- said: "I don't believe an ex-official should have been granted anonymity for that kind of harsh attack."

    The Pulitzer-winning investigation that dare not be uttered on TV

  • Ledger: "Grand jury hears from James 'travel agent, ex-official"

    Sharpe has a point for Councils everywhere

  • “I would lead with telling the government, ‘We waste money because you can’t make up your mind,” the ex-official said.

    Baller Blocking | ATTACKERMAN

  • "If the military brass feels that they are not being allowed to succeed in Buner — not enough troops, not enough materiel, poor civilian leadership — they could begin preparations for a move against the government," the ex-official said.

    Set It Off | ATTACKERMAN

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