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Exodus


EX'ODUS

EX'ODY, noun [Gr. way.] Departure from a place; particularly, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under the conduct of Moses.

1. The second book of the Old Testament, which gives a history of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.

Ex officio, [Latin] By virtue of office, and without special authority. A justice of the peace may ex officio take sureties of the peace.