ex

4
[eks]
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Origin of ex

4
by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for exer

ex

1
preposition
  1. finance not participating in; excluding; withoutex bonus; ex dividend; ex rights
  2. commerce without charge to the buyer until removed fromex quay; ex ship; ex works

Word Origin for ex

C19: from Latin: out of, from

ex

2
noun
  1. informal (a person's) former wife, husband, etc
  2. Canadian short for examination
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Word Origin and History for exer

ex

n.

1827, originally short for ex-Catholic; ultimately from Latin ex (see ex-). Since 1929 as abbreviation for ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. Also used in some commercial senses for "from, out of."

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