• The railway official
    The railway official
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v officiate perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function "His wife officiated as his private secretary"
    • v officiate act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding "Who officiated at your wedding?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.
    • v. i Officiate To act as an officer in performing a duty; to transact the business of an office or public trust; to conduct a public ceremony or service.
    • v. t Officiate To discharge, perform, or supply, as an official duty or function. "Merely to officiate light
      Round this opacous earth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The official sport for the State of Maryland is jousting.
    • officiate To perform official duties; perform such formal acts, duties, or ceremonies as pertain to an office or post; serve.
    • officiate To perform or take part in.
    • officiate To supply; give out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The official soft drink of the state of Nebraska - Kool-Aid.
    • v.i Officiate to perform the duties of an office: (with for) to perform official duties in place of another
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  • Aldous Huxley
    “Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    “We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.”
  • George Jean Nathan
    “Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.”
  • George Jean Nathan
    “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. officiare,. See Office
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. officium.


In literature:

Until the official announcement of the surrender of all forces west of the Mississippi, they did not abandon hope.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
The police officials were quite ready to release the teacher and the other man upon our statements, but they would not allow the cook to go.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
Johan thought we ought perhaps to demand an official "audience" of Amelia, but the others repulsed this inspiration.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
His nobles and officials accompanied him.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
The President shall fix the official systems and official regulations.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
Through these five months there is, so far as the records show, a total blank, at all events, in his official letter-writing.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
About 1850, he became the official leader of the Western Democracy.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
But the headman brought the prisoners together before the whole body of officials.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
The religious life of Saturn is officially controlled by men.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
The British official ascendancy, supreme from the first, became extraordinarily rigid.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
Daily as well as official life was regulated by minute observances.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
I knew that no German official, whatever his standing, whatever his orders, would refuse passage to the silver star of Section Seven.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
By an Indian Official.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
Whereupon William, in the cramped quarters of this smelly craft, in a sprawling hand, wrote his last official document.
"The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
J. H. Moreau, who officiated as their minister.
"History of Halifax City" by Thomas B. Akins
That is the Russian frontier, and there we shall have some sort of official reception.
"Letters of a Diplomat's Wife" by Mary King Waddington
No official computation, however, of the trade of a Coast district is correct, for reasons I will not enter into now.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
This proposal was officially condemned on the ground that it would only remove an anomaly by provoking an abuse.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
See official titles, definite titles, etc.
"The Magazine Style-Code" by Leigh H. Irvine
Among the minor officials attached to the audiencia were the alguacil mayor and his two deputies.
"The Audiencia in the Spanish Colonies" by Charles Henry Cunningham

In poetry:

I'm dead.
Officially I'm dead. Their hope is past.
How long I stood as missing! Now, at last
I'm dead.
"The Faceless Man" by Robert W Service
In rosy youth, he cast away
Official cap and carriage.
Now, a white-haired elder, he reclines
Amid pines and cloud.
"For Meng Hao-Jan" by Li Po
'Forgive the fond, officious zeal
Of one that loves his lord!
The new possessor of your field
A suppliant I implored.
"A Tale" by John Logan
Though none respectable are here,
And trim officials ban,
Our duty, Jack, is not with them,
But here with Hope and Man.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd
First Courtier.
Perish the slave,
Who, with officious counsel, would oppose
The king's desire, whose slightest wish is law!
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
A crown of gold, each Elder wears —
Each, like a mighty King, appears —
And each in white array is drest,
Like an officiating priest.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard

In news:

NBC is basking in what appears to be its first November prime-time TV sweeps win in nine years, though the sweeps period doesn't officially end until Wednesday night and the numbers won't be official for another week.
Transportation (WSDOT) officials last week submitted their official comments.
(AP) – Now that Minnesota's wolf-hunting season is official, the pressure shifts to state wildlife officials to finalize how to handle issues such as licensing and registration.
Senior officials at the state Department of Health and Human Resources want a circuit court judge to dismiss whistleblower lawsuits brought against the department by two other senior officials.
It cannot be done by Corrections Canada officials who are under pressure to find savings, nor can be it done by non-profit officials hungry for new funding .
Officials later said that about 657,000 business returns were also hacked , and Revenue officials told The State newspaper that the number of hacked returns had risen to 3.8 million.
Officials later said that about 657,000 business returns were also hacked , and Revenue officials told the State newspaper that the number of hacked returns had risen to 3.8 million.
Spring Branch school officials have fired a middle school teacher after an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student, district officials said on Wednesday.
Spohnheimer said state officials have given her mixed responses to several inquiries, but that city officials in Davenport told her city lending worked there.
TreBenzios, a downtown Wilmington restaurant and lounge at 141 N Front St that officials say closed its doors in late September, is now being targeted by the state for failure to pay sales taxes, according to a state official.
Officials in University of Mississippi's Medical Center will again support legislation that establishes guidelines for how to treat concussions in youth sports and requires concussion education among coaches and officials.
An official lineup for the official closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games has not been announced, but Muse revealed that they will be performing at the event.
How officials linked man in Alaska to Vt. Officials release chilling details in murder of Vt.
State wildlife officials want the area where officials are trying to kill all the deer enlarged.
Delayed by rain Saturday morning, officials planned to open the new new hybrid high occupancy toll lanes along the Harbor 110 Freeway in Los Angeles Saturday night, officials said.

In science:

Its official expression goes via explicit listing of the names of the people with whom the main stream of discussion that have been going on.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
In fact, it has been determined that by late 2007 the nation was already officially in recession.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
We believe our reader is quite capable to use an online search engine to find the official web pages of some of the technologies and products we discuss within this thesis.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Our entry in the official TDT evaluation, called CIDR [Radev et al., 1999], uses modified TF*IDF to produce clusters of news articles on the same event.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Table 1), all extracted by CIDR. Four of the clusters are from Usenet newsgroups. The remaining two clusters are from the official TDT corpus2.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Talking with election officials, one discovers that one of the issues that they grapple with is the inability of many people to follow simple directions.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
The performance data are from official DUC results.
Multi-document Biography Summarization
Whether some “official” definition is ever codified (or some consensus definition comes into wide use) depends on both scientists and the lay public having reached some common understanding.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
The official mandate for participating in the review. Is reviewing required? Is submitting work to be reviewed required? The benefits associated with completing a review. This could include class credit, recognition, etc.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
We would like to thank the officials of Ericsson Inc.
Management of Location Based Advertisement Services using Spatial Triggers in Cellular Networks
In the last part of the HTML report it is shown that one incorrect or missing character set from low risk of attack impact is found as well as one SSL certificate host name mismatch. The former was expected since the application has not been registered officially.
Software Design Document, Testing, and Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS - a Team 1 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
Comments on: Control of the false discovery rate under dependence using the bootstrap and subsampling. TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, 17(3):450-455.
Efficient statistical analysis of large correlated multivariate datasets: a case study on brain connectivity matrices
This Work is supported by the NTRO, Government of India. NTRO provides the fund for collaborative project “Collaborative Directed Basic Research on Smart and Secure Environment” and this paper is modelled for this project. Authors would like to thank the project coordinators and the NTRO officials.
CNoA: Challenging Number Approach for uncovering TCP SYN flooding using SYN spoofing attack
Therefore, a delay in any official decision is advisable.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation