"ex officio" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term ex officio mean?

"Ex officio" is a Latin term that means "by virtue of one's office" or "by virtue of position." It is used to indicate that a person holds a particular role or has certain powers and responsibilities automatically because of the position they hold.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "ex officio":
  • As the president of the organization, she was ex officio a member of all committees.
  • The chairperson of the board was ex officio granted voting rights in all board meetings.
  • Being the dean of the faculty, he was ex officio a member of the university's executive council.
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