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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-fish-ee-uh nt]
    • /əˈfɪʃ i ənt/
    • /ə.ˈfɪ.ʃɪənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-fish-ee-uh nt]
    • /əˈfɪʃ i ənt/

Definitions of officiant word

  • noun officiant a person who officiates at a religious service or ceremony. 1
  • noun officiant A person, typically a priest or minister, who performs a religious service or ceremony. 1
  • noun officiant sb who presides over religious ceremony 1
  • noun officiant a person who presides and officiates at a religious ceremony 0
  • noun officiant an officiating priest, minister, etc. 0

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Origin of officiant

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
1835-45; < Medieval Latin officiant- (stem of officiāns), present participle of officiāre to serve, equivalent to Latin offici(um) office + -ant- -ant

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Parts of speech for Officiant


officiant popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

officiant usage trend in Literature

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