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.
- officious will,
Origin of officiate
Examples from the Web for officiator
But the rest were gathered for the Sunday service, and waited the officiator.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
Not content with singing licentious songs in the choir, they sat and played at dice on the altar, at the side of the officiator.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Word Origin 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.