officiant

noun of·fi·ci·ant \ ə-ˈfi-shē-ənt \
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

Definition of officiant

: someone (such as a priest) who officiates at a religious rite

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Origin and Etymology of officiant

borrowed from Medieval Latin officiant-, officians, present participle of officiāre "to perform a function, perform priestly duties" — more at officiate


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officiant

noun of·fi·ci·ant \ ə-ˈfi-shē-ənt \

legal Definition of officiant

: one who performs the official duties at a ceremony (as a wedding)

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