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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.
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Thus, the officiators would have to apply for this specialized license, and no person without such a license would be qualified to perform such marriages.
So take this as a formal flaunting of my shingle as Officiator. Have scarf, will travel.
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Police have detained seven people, including the marriage officiator (nikah khwan), suspected of involvement in the abduction, forced conversion and underage marriage of the two sisters.
On Monday, police had arrested at least seven people, including a 'nikah khwan' (marriage officiator), allegedly involved in the case.
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We didn't know if we were going to have an officiator as most of them were not in town and it was going to be on Christmas Day.
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Thomas Schelling, who hailed from the RAND Corporation and knew Kissinger from Harvard's Center for International Affairs, acted as the officiator. He contrived several scenarios, ever mindful of the precarious situation in Berlin with the objective "being Berlin, not access." (79) The participants were divided into two teams, with a Blue team symbolizing the United States and a Red team representing the Soviet bloc.
The marriage officiator and the minor girl's father were declared to be absconding, police said, adding that raids are being conducted to arrest the individuals.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], March 26 (ANI): Police have detained at least seven people, including a Nikah Khwan (marriage officiator) who is suspected of involvement in the abductions, forced conversions from Hinduism to Islam, and underage marriages of two minor Hindu girls.
The police have detained seven people, including the marriage officiator also called the nikah khwan, suspected of involvement in the abduction, forced conversion and underage marriage of the two sisters in Ghotki.
Police on Monday detained at least seven people, including a 'nikah khwan' (marriage officiator), allegedly involved in the case.