Definition of ex officio in English:

ex officio

Line breaks: ex of|fi¦cio
Pronunciation: /ˌɛks əˈfɪʃɪəʊ

adverb & adjective

By virtue of one’s position or status: [as adjective]: an ex officio member of the committee


Latin, from ex 'out of, from' + officium 'duty'.

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