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.
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Origin of officiate
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to hold the position, responsibility, or function of an official
to conduct a religious or other ceremony
Word Origin for officiate
C17: from Medieval Latin officiāre, from Latin officium; see office
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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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