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Synonyms for officiation

the act of umpiring

the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty

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19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Eagles and Angels Association (NEAA), a nationwide alliance of qualified individual investors and business angels, today reported that its national launch, held last week in New York City, was deemed a major success, playing host to over 50 founding NEAA members of the New York NEAA Chapter, who gathered for the organization's formal Officiation led by Michael Steele, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and NEAA Chairman George Jarkesy.
Position Paper in Favor of Rabbinic Officiation of Same-sex Ceremonies.
Word of the pastor's ordination of gays and lesbians and officiation at same-sex marriages--Van Kuiken had performed about a dozen same-sex marriage ceremonies using the same verbiage as that used for heterosexual couples--quickly spread to conservative Presbyterians.
But just as his article was being completed on a hopeful note, the 2000 CCAR Conference, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, recommended rabbinic officiation at gay and lesbian unions.
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.