ex officio

(redirected from ex-officio)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Wikipedia.

Ex Officio

[Latin, From office.] By virtue of the characteristics inherent in the holding of a particular office without the need of specific authorization or appointment.

The phrase ex officio refers to powers that, while not expressly conferred upon an official, are necessarily implied in the office. A judge has ex officio powers of a conservator of the peace.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex officio

(ex oh-fish-ee-oh) adj. Latin for "from the office," to describe someone who has a right because of an office held, such as being allowed to sit on a committee simply because one is president of the corporation.

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

ex officio

‘by virtue of office’.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

EX OFFICIO. By virtue of his office. 2. Many powers are granted and exercised by public officers which are not expressly delegated. A judge, for example, may, ex officio, be a conservator of the peace, and a justice of the peace.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
On the addition of ex-officio members, Puno said the Committee chose to do this since they believe that these 'experienced' and 'knowledgeable' people can help the Commission fasttrack the implementation of the Transition Plan and this will also provide 'more representation' in the Federal Transition Commission.
He is a member of PIANY's Education/Conference Committee and is an ex-officio member of its Long Island Advisory Council.
"We expect these new ex-officio board members to provide valuable insight and perspective," said Clair Callan, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE, president of ACPE and chair of the board of directors.
Bishop Sue Moxley, one of three Canadian ACC representatives and presenter of the resolution, explained to Synod members that the phrase ex-officio means "you're automatically a member."
The council is chaired by the chief justice, with a member of Congress and the justice secretary as ex-officio members; and a retired Supreme Court justice and representatives from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, academe and private sector as regular members.
Guevarra, ex-officio member of JBC, said they will begin the selection for Sereno's replacement in line with the directive of the Supreme Court (SC), which recently affirmed its May 11 decision that nullified Sereno's appointment in 2012 as chief magistrate.
Takinan was an ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Bayan, representing indigenous communities.
IHC Justice Athar Minallah set aside two notifications appointing Mr Aziz part-time chairman of the CDA and an ex-officio member of the authority's board.
The representatives of provinces, FATA, ICT, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage and Ministry of Finance will act as ex-officio members of the BOG.
The 2009-2011 GNA Board of Directors is (L-R) Katie Morales, RN, C, CLNC, BSN, Director of Membership Development; Wanda Jones, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, Director of Nursing Practice; Jill Williams, RN, MSN, CPHQ, MCSM, Treasurer; Judy Malachowski, PhD, RN, CNE, Director of Legislation/ Public Policy; Georgia Barkers, EdD, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, Director of Leadership Development; Fran Beall, RN, ANP, BC, President; Dorethea Peters, RN-BC, Director of Workforce Advocacy; Deborah Hackman, CAE, ex-officio member, Chief Executive Officer; Rebecca Wheeler, MA, RN, BSN, Secretary; and Sheila Warren, MHA, MSN, RN, President-Elect.
Primates of the Anglican Communion should not be allowed to become ex-officio members of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), the Council of General Synod (COGS) voted during its fall meeting Nov.