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ex1 British & World English

(Of goods) sold direct from

ex2 British & World English

A former husband, wife, or other partner in a relationship

Ex. British & World English

Exodus (in biblical references)

ex ante British & World English

Based on forecasts rather than actual results

ex post British & World English

Based on actual results rather than forecasts

ex-voto British & World English

An offering given in order to fulfil a vow

ex-wife British & World English

A woman to whom someone was formerly married, from whom they are now divorced

ex gratia British & World English

(With reference to payment) done from a sense of moral obligation rather than because of any legal requirement

ex libris British & World English

Used as an inscription on a bookplate to show the name of the book’s owner

ex parte British & World English

With respect to or in the interests of one side only or of an interested outside party

ex-works British & World English

Direct from the factory or place of manufacture

ex cathedra British & World English

With the full authority of office (especially that of the Pope, implying infallibility as defined in Roman Catholic doctrine)

ex dividend British & World English

(Of stocks or shares) not including the next dividend

ex-husband British & World English

A man to whom someone was formerly married, from whom they are now divorced

ex officio British & World English

By virtue of one’s position or status

ex-service British & World English

Denoting or relating to former members of the armed forces

ex silentio British & World English

(With reference to an argument or theory) based on lack of contrary evidence

ex-directory British & World English

(Of a person or telephone number) not listed in a telephone directory or available through directory enquiries, at the wish of the subscriber

ex hypothesi British & World English

According to the hypothesis proposed

ex-president British & World English

A former president of a particular country or organization

ex-serviceman British & World English

A man who was formerly a member of the armed forces

ex-servicewoman British & World English

A woman who was formerly a member of the armed forces

ex post facto British & World English

With retrospective action or force

deus ex machina British & World English

An unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel

ex-votos in ex-voto British & World English

An offering given in order to fulfil a vow

Tippex British & World English

A type of correction fluid

Tipp-Ex in Tippex British & World English

A type of correction fluid

excentric British & World English

Not placed centrally or arranged symmetrically about a centre

ex-servicemen in ex-serviceman British & World English

A man who was formerly a member of the armed forces

ex-servicewomen in ex-servicewoman British & World English

A woman who was formerly a member of the armed forces