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Definitionact in an official capacity — such as when enforcing rules at a sports event or presiding over a wedding ceremony
- The principal gentleman who officiated behind the counter, took a good deal of notice of me; and often got me, I recollect, to decline a Latin noun or adjective, or to conjugate a Latin verb, in his ear, while he transacted my business.Chapters 10-12 (69% in)
- 'Is it possible that I had the honour, sir, of officiating when —?'Chapters 58-60 (59% in)
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