ex officio

ex officio

[eks uh-fish-ee-oh]
by virtue of office or official position.

1525–35; < Latin

ex-officio, adjective
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ex officio (ˈɛks əˈfɪʃɪəʊ, əˈfɪsɪəʊ)
adv, —adj
ex off by right of position or office

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ex officio
1532, "in discharge of one's duties," lit. "out of duty," from L. ex "out of" + officio, abl. of officium "duty" (see office).
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