officiant

[ uh-fish-ee-uhnt ]

noun
  1. a person who officiates at a religious service or ceremony.

Origin of officiant

1
1835–45; <Medieval Latin officiant- (stem of officiāns), present participle of officiāre to serve, equivalent to Latin offici(um) office + -ant--ant

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How to use officiant in a sentence

  • The officiant in the rice-planting ceremonies is either one or more family priests.

    The Manbos of Mindano | John M. Garvan
  • With a warrior chief for officiant certain religious rites8 are performed.

    The Manbos of Mindano | John M. Garvan
  • The high priest was the principal officiant, but was assisted by his fellow priests from the Agsan and by the new local priests.

    The Manbos of Mindano | John M. Garvan
  • A procession was formed by a number of choristers, led by the ministre officiant, and preceded by the Grand Rabbin.

British Dictionary definitions for officiant

officiant

/ (əˈfɪʃɪənt) /


noun
  1. a person who presides and officiates at a religious ceremony

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