Officiator



[uh-fish-ee-eyt] /əˈfɪʃ iˌeɪt/

verb (used without object), officiated, officiating.
1.
to perform the of a member of the clergy, as at a divine service.
2.
to perform the duties or function of some or position.
3.
to serve as referee, umpire, or other in a sports contest or game.
verb (used with object), officiated, officiating.
4.
to serve as the priest or minister of (a divine service, religious ceremony, etc.).
5.
to perform, carry out, or fulfill (an duty or function).
6.
to act as a referee, umpire, timekeeper, or other for (a sports contest or game).
/əˈfɪʃɪˌeɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to hold the position, responsibility, or function of an official
2.
to conduct a religious or other ceremony
v.

1630s, “to perform a duty,” especially “to perform the duty of a priest,” from Medieval Latin officiatum, from present participle of officiare “perform religious services,” from Latin officium (see office). Related: Officiated; officiating.

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