officiation

officiate

[uh-fish-ee-eyt]
verb (used without object), officiated, officiating.
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), officiated, officiating.
4.
to serve as the priest or minister of (a divine service, religious ceremony, etc.).
5.
to perform, carry out, or fulfill (an official duty or function).
6.
to act as a referee, umpire, timekeeper, or other official for (a sports contest or game).

Origin:
1625–35; < Medieval Latin officiātus (past participle of officiāre to serve), equivalent to Latin offici(um) office + -ātus -ate1

officiation, noun
officiator, noun
unofficiated, adjective
unofficiating, adjective

officiate, officious.
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officiate (əˈfɪʃɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to hold the position, responsibility, or function of an official
2.  to conduct a religious or other ceremony
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin officiāre, from Latin officium; see office]
 
offici'ation
 
n
 
of'ficiator
 
n

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officiate
1630s, "to perform a duty," especially "to perform the duty of a priest," from M.L. officiatum, pp. of officiare "perform religious services," from L. officium (see office).
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