officiate officiate  /ə ˈfɪ ʃi ˌeɪt/


  1. (v) act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
  2. (v) perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

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  1. So Gibson had to hunt out a particular 90-year-old French priest to officiate every morning on set.
  2. Though some Hungarian bishops have again been allowed to visit Rome, several hundred priests are still forbidden to officiate at holy services.
  3. While looking into the phenomenon, the Vatican forbade him to hear confessions or officiate at any public occasion.


  1. Parks, 'Peg'

    PALMER -- Margaret L. "Peg" Parks, 76, of Palmer died Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenway Funeral Home in Palmer. The Rev. William Stovall will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Palmer.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Wreath laying at Oswego County 147th’s monument Set In Gettysburg

    On July 1, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Oswego Town Historian George R. DeMass will officiate at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Oswego County 147th monument in Gettysburg. The 147th New York volunteers, Oswego County's own, was heavily engaged in the three-day battle. Continue reading ? The post Wreath laying at Oswego County 147th’s monument Set In Gettysburg appeared ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Oswego County Today

  3. Spurs’ big night: What would you tell Joey Crawford tonight?

    (art by John Mata) NBA veteran referee Joey Crawford will officiate Game 6 of the NBA finals tonight, and true Spurs fans are pissed. Crawford gave Tim Duncan two technicals while Timmy was on the bench in 2007, a feat that earned the ref notoriety, and a suspension for the remainder of that season. Last year, Crawford told The New York Times the incident was a wake-up call. “The Duncan thing ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Antonio Current


  1. "I was so honored when the couple asked me to officiate. We did it on the front steps of the Chateau as 40 of their friends looked on seated in a loungelike atmosphere," Spelling wrote.
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Tori Spelling Source: USA Today

  2. "Unless this can change, the Big 12 Conference needs to take a serious look at having out-of-conference officials officiate the Texas-Texas Tech games and perhaps other games where there is proven to be a bias by officiating," Leach said....
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Mike Leach Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "They turned out to be the nicest, most normal fun-loving couple ever," Segel told Leno. "I guess the guys who were supposed to officiate their wedding dropped out and they were watching [Forgetting] Sarah Marshall at the time - which, I...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Jason Segel Source: Digital Spy

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