transitive "officiate"

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri Nov 4 17:02:54 UTC 2011

The "news" section of Yahoo!'s home page gives the headline "Conan O'Brien Officiates Gay Wedding."

Tha OED marks as "rare" any transitive use of the verb except in reference to officiating (of) sports contests--a distinction that corrresponds with my own sense.  Which is why I took note . . . .


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