ex officio

[eks uh-fish-ee-oh]
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Origin of ex officio

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1525–35
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Related Words for ex officio

approved, sanctioned

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British Dictionary definitions for ex officio

ex officio

adverb, adjective
  1. by right of position or officeAbbreviation: ex off

Word Origin for ex officio

Latin
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Word Origin and History for ex officio

Latin, "in discharge of one's duties," literally "out of duty," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + officio, ablative of officium "duty" (see office).

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