Definition of officiate :
1. To act as an officer in performing a duty; to transact the business of an office or public trust; to conduct a public service.
2. To discharge, perform, or supply, as an official duty or function.
act (part of speech: verb)
- When the Pope represented the danger of religion expiring in France, for want of priests to officiate at the altars, he was answered that Bonaparte, at the beginning of his consulate, found neither altars nor priests in France; that if his reign survived the latter, the former would always be standing, and survive his reign. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- They were permitted to violate the moral code of laws to secure liberty for their people, but they could not officiate in any of the sacraments, nor eat of the consecrated bread at meals. - "The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation.", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- They said that could not be, as the people were expecting me to officiate. - "Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877", James Kennedy.