verb (used without object), of·fi·ci·at·ed, of·fi·ci·at·ing.
verb (used with object), of·fi·ci·at·ed, of·fi·ci·at·ing.
Origin of officiate
Examples from the Web for officiate
The first thing Joplin needs to find out before he will agree to officiate a wedding is why his potential client is in prison.
She seems astonished by the fact that no ministers wanted to officiate, writing, “So much for Christianity as we know it today.”Oswald’s Mother Was a Thoroughly Disagreeable Piece of Work|Steve North|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Booker had previously refused to officiate at any weddings as a statement of principle until same-sex marriage was legalized.Gay Marriage Comes to Chris Christie’s New Jersey on Monday|Ben Jacobs|October 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yahadut Hatorah claims it would also allow untrustworthy rabbis to officiate at the Jewish weddings.
When Forster married, in 1856, he was eager that Elwin should officiate, and proposed going down to Norfolk.John Forster|Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
The captain had come to him, requesting him to officiate, as there was no chaplain on board.A Group of Noble Dames|Thomas Hardy
If a woman of condition should choose an inferior person to officiate as a husband, the children he has by her are killed.
On my seventeenth birthday I put up my hair, and was confirmed by a bishop whom my godmother persuaded to officiate in the house.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare
Then the men came in, and she was obliged to come forward and officiate at the tea-table.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for officiate
Word Origin for officiate
Word Origin and History for officiate
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.