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1. One who performs a religious rite.
2. One who presides over a religious or civil ceremony.


(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who presides and officiates at a religious ceremony


(əˈfɪʃ i ənt)

a person who officiates at a religious service or ceremony.
[1835–45; < Medieval Latin officiāre to serve]
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Noun1.officiant - a clergyman who officiates at a religious ceremony or service
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
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Four-year-old Oakley, from Deighton, who died suddenly and unexpectedly on February 2, was described by officiant David Shaw as "a beautiful, energetic and wise soul" who so loved giving cuddles that he acquired the name "Bear.
One bride said that her groom should allow her to work late if need be as she insists on keeping her job, and wanted the marriage contract to specify her wish so that it is fully respected," a marriage officiant said, quoted by Saudi daily Al Watan on Saturday.
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Des juges et des arbitres officiant aux jeux Olympiques ont ete ecartes des epreuves apres plusieurs decisions controversees, a annonce, mardi dernier, l'Association internationale de boxe amateur (AIBA) qui organise le tournoi a Rio.
The couple's officiant, Christina Morin, also coordinated the reception.
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With the help of their officiant --none other than the Chaplain General of the Canadian Armed Forces, Brigadier General the Venerable John Fletcher--St.