officiate


officiate

verb (used without object), of·fi·ci·at·ed, of·fi·ci·at·ing.

  1. to perform the office of a member of the clergy, as at a divine service.
  2. to perform the duties or function of some office or position.
  3. to serve as referee, umpire, or other official in a sports contest or game.

verb (used with object), of·fi·ci·at·ed, of·fi·ci·at·ing.

  1. to serve as the priest or minister of (a divine service, religious ceremony, etc.).
  2. to perform, carry out, or fulfill (an official duty or function).
  3. to act as a referee, umpire, timekeeper, or other official for (a sports contest or game).

verb (intr)

  1. to hold the position, responsibility, or function of an official
  2. to conduct a religious or other ceremony

v.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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