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ex officio

[ eks uh-fish-ee-oh ]
/ ˈɛks əˈfɪʃ iˌoʊ /
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adverb, adjective

by virtue of office or official position.

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Origin of ex officio

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1525–35
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British Dictionary definitions for ex officio

ex officio
/ (ˈɛks əˈfɪʃɪəʊ, əˈfɪsɪəʊ) /

adverb, adjective

by right of position or officeAbbreviation: ex off
Latin
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