Functus Officio

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(Lat.) A term applied to something which once has had life and power, but which has become of no virtue whatsoever. For example, a warrant of attorney on which a judgment has been entered is functus officio, and a second judgment cannot be entered by virtue of its authority. When arbitrators cannot agree, and choose an umpire, they are said to be fundi officio. Watson, Arb. 94. If a bill of exchange be sent to the drawee, and he passes it to the, credit of the holder, it is functus officio, and cannot be further negotiated. 5 Pick. (Mass.) 85. When an agent has completed the business with which he was intrusted, his agency is functus officio. 2 Bouv. Inst, note 1382.

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