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officiant

[uh-fish-ee-uh nt] /əˈfɪʃ i ənt/
noun
1.
a person who officiates at a religious service or ceremony.
Origin of officiant
1835-1845
1835-45; < Medieval Latin officiant- (stem of officiāns), present participle of officiāre to serve, equivalent to Latin offici(um) office + -ant- -ant
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officiant

/əˈfɪʃɪənt/
noun
1.
a person who presides and officiates at a religious ceremony
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Word Origin and History for officiant
n.

1844, from noun use of Medieval Latin officiantem (nominative officians), present participle of officiare "perform religious services," from Latin officium (see office).

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