a person who officiates at a religious service or ceremony.

1835–45; < Medieval Latin officiant- (stem of officiāns), present participle of officiāre to serve, equivalent to Latin offici(um) office + -ant- -ant Unabridged
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officiant (əˈfɪʃɪənt)
a person who presides and officiates at a religious ceremony

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Word Origin & History

1844, from M.L. officiantem, prp. of officiare "perform religious services," from L. officium (see office).
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Example sentences
Hotels and resorts can arrange for a non-denominational officiant to perform
  the service.
Find an officiant to perform your marriage ceremony.
As an officiant of a government proceeding, her words carried a different power
  than if they were said in general conversation.
If you wish to be married at the courthouse, you must make your own
  arrangements with a minister or marriage officiant.
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