What does the word officiate mean?

Usage examples for officiate

  1. He was willing to wait for Roderick to complete the circle of his metamorphoses, but he had no desire to officiate as chorus to the play. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  2. He was asked to officiate at the simple services when the dead banker's body was interred in Casanova churchyard, but the good man providentially took cold, and a substitute was called in. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. These were gathered in the library, with the clergyman who was to officiate. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner