Definition of Officiation
1. Noun. The act of umpiring. "The officiating was excellent"
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making
Derivative terms: Officiate, Officiate, Referee, Umpire
2. Noun. The performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty.
Derivative terms: Officiate, Officiate
Definition of Officiation
1. [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Officiation
Literary usage of Officiation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The history of the Jews in Great Britain by Moses Margoliouth (1851)
"In case of three or four refusals, the officiation of such appointment devolves to the Wardens, the designation of which shall be determined among ..."
2. The Suffrage Franchise in the Thirteen English Colonies in America by Albert Edward McKinley (1905)
"... could be chosen by the qualified electors to fill any of the town offices; and after election and officiation in the position, such inhabitants for ever ..."
3. The Congregationalism of the Last Three Hundred Years, as Seen in Its by Henry Martyn Dexter, Andover Theological Seminary (1880)
"... changed so far as to justify the occasional officiation, in both ordinances, with 53 For many of these details, see A. Holmes, Annals of America, etc. ..."
4. Forty-five Years Under the Flag by Winfield Scott Schley (1904)
"... doubt in his mind as to the validity of such an officiation. But the governor swept away all further delay with an assurance that anyone whom the great ..."
5. An Account of the Private Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase by Robert Bruce Warden (1874)
"... for a short time, reluctantly " officiate" as his private secretary, that officiation was occasioned by my having become his biographer. ..."
6. Literary Hours; Or, Sketches Critical, Narrative, and Poetical by Nathan Drake (1804)
"... he introduced the erection of temples, the officiation of Priests and Priestesses, animal sacrifices, oracles, and as we shall presently see, ..."
7. History: Fiction of Science? by Anatoly T. Fomenko (2005)
"He is said to have instigated the modern procedure of officiation — the so-called “Liturgy of St. Basil the Great”. As we already pointed out above, ..."
8. Early Roman Law: The Regal Period by Edwin Charles Clark (1872)
"It was an emblematical partaking together by the bride and groom of the simplest form of food, perhaps a wheaten cake, under the officiation of the Pontifex ..."