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Etymology edit

From Medieval Latin officiāns, present participle of officiō, officiāre (to perform a duty or service) (not to be confused with Classical officiō, officere (to obstruct, hinder)), a denominal verb from officium (duty, service).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /əˈfɪʃi.ənt/
  • Hyphenation: of‧fi‧ci‧ant

Noun edit

officiant (plural officiants)

  1. A person who officiates at a religious ceremony (other than the Eucharist)
  2. A person who officiates at a civil (non-religious) wedding ceremony.

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Etymology edit

Ultimately from Middle French officiant. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): /ˌɔ.fiˈʃɑnt/
  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): /ˌɔ.fi.siˈɑnt/, /ˌɔ.fiˈsjɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: of‧fi‧ci‧ant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

Noun edit

officiant m (plural officianten)

  1. (chiefly Roman Catholicism) officiant, officiating priest or other person holding a religious office
  2. officiating official

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Participle edit


  1. present participle of officier

Adjective edit

officiant (feminine officiante, masculine plural officiants, feminine plural officiantes)

  1. officiating

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Verb edit


  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of officiō

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Noun edit

officiant c

  1. officiant

Declension edit

Declension of officiant 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative officiant officianten officianter officianterna
Genitive officiants officiantens officianters officianternas

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