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officiate
used in Middlemarch

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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
  • There was something funereal in the whole affair, and Mr. Casaubon seemed to be the officiating clergyman, about whom it would be indecent to make remarks.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (37% in)
  • Mr. Thesiger, a moderate evangelical, wished for the appointment of his friend Mr. Tyke, a zealous able man, who, officiating at a chapel of ease, had not a cure of souls too extensive to leave him ample time for the new duty.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (61% in)

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