ex officio

Pronunciation key

( eks ə-fishi-ō′ )

ex o•fi•ci•o

[L. lit., from office].

adj & adv.

  1. By virtue of or because of one's position or office.

Abbreviated ex off., or e.o.


  • The American College Dictionary (Random House) ©1949
  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary, Comprehensive International Edition ©1976
  • The American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition ©1985
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