Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ex
    Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    From; out of; in; in accord with; of.

  • Ex
    Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    1. A Latin preposition meaning from, out of, by, on, on account of or according to.
    2. A prefix, denoting removal or cessation. Prefixed to the name of an office, relation, status, etc., it denotes that the person spoken of once occupied that office or relation, but does so no longer, or tbat he is now out of it. Thus, ex-mayor, ex-partner, ex-judge.
    3. A prefix which is equivalent to "without," "reserving," or "excepting." In this use, probably an abbreviation of "except." Thus, ex-interest, ex-coupons. "A sale of bonds 'ex. July coupons' means a sale reserving the coupons; that is, a sale in which the seller receives, in addition to the purchase price, the benefit of the coupons, which benefit he may realize either by detaching them or receiving from the buyer an equivalent consideration." Porter v. Wormser. 94 N. Y. 445.
    4. Also used as an abbreviation for "exhibit." See Dugan v. Trisler, 69 Ind. 555.