from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To perform the duties and functions of an office or a position of authority.
- intransitive v. To serve as an officiant.
- intransitive v. Sports To serve as a referee or umpire.
- transitive v. Usage Problem To perform from a position of authority (an official duty or function).
- transitive v. Usage Problem To serve as an officiant at (a ceremony): officiated the wedding ceremony.
- transitive v. Usage Problem To serve as a referee or umpire at (a game): officiated the hockey game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To perform the functions of some office.
- v. To serve as umpire or referee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To act as an officer in performing a duty; to transact the business of an office or public trust; to conduct a public ceremony or service.
- transitive v. To discharge, perform, or supply, as an official duty or function.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To perform official duties; perform such formal acts, duties, or ceremonies as pertain to an office or post; serve.
- To perform or take part in.
- To supply; give out.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
- v. perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
Medieval Latin officiāre, officiāt-, to conduct, from Latin officium, service, duty; see office.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Circa 17th Century, from Medieval Latin officiātus, perfect passive participle of officiō ("conduct or perform religious services"), from Latin officium ("official duty, service"). (Wiktionary)