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officiate (as something) at (something)

To act or serve in an official presiding role of authority (such as a judge, referee, officiant, etc.) at some event. I was honored that my friend wanted me to officiate at his wedding. They asked Tom to officiate as the judge at the county fair bake-off.
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officiate (as something) (at something)

to serve as an official or moderator at some event. They asked me to officiate as a judge at the contest. Laura will officiate as parade marshal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Inviting me to a recent wedding in Virginia, the proud parents asked if I would do some sort of officiation. It would be my second turn in this role, having acted as priest/judge at a rural splicing here in the Northern California backwoods some years ago.
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Since marriage was a contract, courts reasoned, persons should be able to form a marriage on their own without any formal officiation by a third party.
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"Each Rabbi should decide about officiation according to his/her own rabbinic conscience," the resolution reads.