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Definition act in an official capacity — such as when enforcing rules at a sports event or presiding over a wedding ceremony
  • accused of betting on games at which he officiated
  • Who officiated at your wedding?
  • Pastor Peter Whitney officiated, taking his text from I Chronicles: "He died in good old age, full of days .... and honor."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • When Jane thanked Harvey for officiating, he shook his head.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • One might suppose that Astaroth had just secretly designated you to be his officiate for Walpurgisnacht.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • We've probably conducted a dozen weddings at our house, with Alan officiating most of them.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Four weeks later, in a wedding ceremony officiated by Reverend Phillips at Cecy's parents' house, the hero finally got the girl.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • But I have known them before this to be named by a grateful mother for the doctor who officiated.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Father Kleinsorge was in the hospital in Tokyo, so Father Cieslik officiated.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Mr. Weston directed the whole, officiating safely between Hartfield and the Vicarage, and every body was in good time.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The officiating noncommissioned officers ordered everybody out, down, made them form lines.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Mr. Power again officiated.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The voice of the officiant had just made itself heard.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The clerk who had rescued Petya was talking to a functionary about the priests who were officiating that day with the bishop.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • High Mass was at eleven the next morning, the parish priest officiating and the Bishop in the Episcopal chair.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The man had his back to him, but he had no difficulty recognizing the Jesuit priest who had helped officiate at the funeral mass of old Pedro Garcia.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Mrs. Penniman's real hope was that the girl would make a secret marriage, at which she should officiate as brideswoman or duenna.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • I actually stiff-armed him all the way out of bounds, and the officiating crew called it a personal foul on him.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Only this morning I officiated at early celebration——
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • There was nobody in the church besides the officiating persons and the small marriage party and their attendants.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair

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