from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. By virtue of office or position.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. By virtue of the office that originated it, or of the title held
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- From office; by virtue, or as a consequence, of an office; officially.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. By virtue of office (and without other especial authority): as, a justice of the peace may ex officio take sureties of the peace: also used adjectively: as, an ex officio member of a body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. by virtue of an office or position
- adv. by virtue of position
"But now I'm president of the temple, and that makes me chairman ex officio of the Building Committee and I will not be denied."
As Bailiff of Stratford, he was ex officio a justice of the peace; and two warrants are extant, granted by him in December, 1568, for the arrest of John Ball and Richard Walcar on account of debts; both of them bearing witness that “he had a mark to himself, like an honest, plain-dealing man.”
The Normal College, in Randolph County, has been placed partly under the direction of the State, and as Superintendent of Common Schools I am ex officio Secretary of the Board of Trustees.
Interesting his father was listed as an ex officio member of the board, and Lew Parmina was now listed as CEO.