Officiate Definition

officiated, officiates, officiating
officiated, officiates, officiating
To perform the duties of an office; act as an officer.
Webster's New World
To serve as an officiant.
American Heritage
To act as referee, umpire, etc.
Webster's New World
To perform the functions of a priest, minister, rabbi, etc. at a religious ceremony.
Webster's New World
To serve as an officiant at (a ceremony).
Officiated the wedding ceremony.
American Heritage

Origin of Officiate

  • Circa 17th Century, from Medieval Latin officiātus, perfect passive participle of officiō (“conduct or perform religious services"), from Latin officium (“official duty, service").

    From Wiktionary

  • Medieval Latin officiāre officiāt- to conduct from Latin officium service, duty office

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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