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to mark (a day or an event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing

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observe or perform with dignity or gravity

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perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies

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make solemn and grave

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2) Any priest, rabbi, imam, or minister of any church or religious sect duly authorized by his church or religious sect and registered with the civil registrar general, acting within the limits of the written authority granted by his church or religious sect and provided that at least one of the contracting parties belongs to the solemnizing officer's church or religious sect.
On first inspection, the portrait seems appropriate to the occasion, a solemnizing rite of passage for an upper-middle-class youth moving through the ranks to adulthood.
Public familiarity with the Pledge's use as a patriotic exercise and a solemnizing ceremony for public events ensures both that the reasonable observer, familiar with the context and historic use of the Pledge, will not perceive governmental endorsement of religion at the mere utterance of the phrase 'under God,' and that petitioners' Pledge policy has no more coercive effect than the use of currency that bears the National Motto 'In God we trust,'" argues the brief.
Ottawa--Archbishop Marcel Gervais of Ottawa has made it clear that the Catholic Church will have nothing to do whatever with solemnizing "gay" unions.
Moreover, right after mentioning those couples who "give their bodies," he claims the importance of knowing each other well before solemnizing the marriage:
Saying she was deprived of due process, former Cebu City Metropolitan Trial Court in Cities Judge Rosabella Mondragon-Tormis decried the Supreme Court's public announcement of her recent disbarment for allegedly solemnizing marriages without a license.
Hufana; regional directors; respected solemnizing officers who are participating in this convention (honorable judges, governors, mayors, bishops, pastors, ministers, imams, tribal chieftains); civil registrars; esteemed guests; my fellow public servants; ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court Complaint Cell Monday took notice of kidnapping and solemnizing 'nikah' at gun point with a 13-year-old girl in the area of Garjaakh.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the policy last year as it applied to football games, holding that while student-led prayers before public school graduations are permissible due to the serious nature of the occasion, athletic contests do not merit such solemnizing practices.
Tormis for 'repetitive' acts of solemnizing marriages without a license.