Definition of virtute officii in English:

virtute officii

adverb

Law
  • By virtue of one's office or position; because of the authority, rights, or privileges one has as the holder of a particular office.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Manwood (d. 1610), legal writer. From post-classical Latin virtute officii from classical Latin virtūte, ablative of virtus + officiī, genitive of officium.

Pronunciation

virtute officii

/vəːˌtjuːti əˈfɪʃɪiː/