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officiate

[ uh-fish-ee-eyt ]
/ 蓹藞f瑟蕛 i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used without object), of路fi路ci路at路ed, of路fi路ci路at路ing.
to perform the office of a member of the clergy, as at a divine service.
to perform the duties or function of some office or position.
to serve as referee, umpire, or other official in a sports contest or game.
verb (used with object), of路fi路ci路at路ed, of路fi路ci路at路ing.
to serve as the priest or minister of (a divine service, religious ceremony, etc.).
to perform, carry out, or fulfill (an official duty or function).
to act as a referee, umpire, timekeeper, or other official for (a sports contest or game).
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Origin of officiate

First recorded in 1625鈥35; from Medieval Latin offici膩tus (past participle of offici膩re 鈥渢o serve鈥), equivalent to Latin offici(um) 鈥渟ervice, duty鈥 + -膩tus, past participle suffix; see office, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM officiate

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British Dictionary definitions for officiate

officiate
/ (蓹藞f瑟蕛瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb (intr)
to hold the position, responsibility, or function of an official
to conduct a religious or other ceremony

Derived forms of officiate

officiation, nounofficiator, noun

Word Origin for officiate

C17: from Medieval Latin offici膩re, from Latin officium; see office
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