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ex officio

Latin, "in discharge of one's duties," literally "out of duty," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + officio, ablative of officium "duty" (see office).

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Definitions of ex officio from WordNet
1
ex officio (adv.)
by virtue of position;
the president sat on the committee ex officio
Synonyms: by right of office
2
ex officio (adj.)
by virtue of an office or position;
the head of the department serves as an ex officio member of the board
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