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holy order

noun, often capitalized H&O

Definition of holy order

  1. 1 a :  major order —usually used in plural b :  one of the orders of the ministry in the Anglican or Episcopal church

  2. 2 :  the rite or sacrament of ordination —usually used in plural



14th Century

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14th century


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