celebrant

[sel-uh-bruhnt]
noun
1.
a participant in any celebration.
2.
the officiating priest in the celebration of the Eucharist.
3.
a participant in a public religious rite.

Origin:
1830–40; < Latin celebrant- (stem of celebrāns present participle of celebrāre to solemnize, celebrate), equivalent to celebr- (see celebrate) + -ant- -ant

precelebrant, noun
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celebrant (ˈsɛlɪbrənt)
 
n
1.  a person participating in a religious ceremony
2.  Christianity an officiating priest, esp at the Eucharist

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celebrant
1839, from Fr. célébrant or L. celebrantem, prp. of celebrare (see celebrate).
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Example sentences
People go so far as using ministers ordained in sham online churches, in order to have some sort of ceremony with a celebrant.
She was a celebrant of transgression, but there was nothing transgressive about her writing.
For marriage certificates: the certificate you sign before the celebrant on the day of your marriage cannot be accepted.
For marriage certificates: the certificate you signed before the celebrant on the day of your marriage cannot be accepted.
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